Familiarize yourself with the recreational prospecting regulations of Florida especially where you wish to pan for gold. Choose a location along a river or creek to pan. Fill the pan almost to the top by use of sand from the edge of the creek or river. Dip the pan's edge into the stream and fill it with water. Read more ideas from http://www.ehow.com/how_3385_pan-gold.html#ixzz1ncfAhzYE.