To get started in gold panning you need only 3 things:
1) You should know what to do and how.
The easiest way to start is to read a good book on this subject and have some useful advice.
2) You must buy the right equipment.
It is not expensive but you must choose the right one for best results.
3) You should know where to look. Some types of places are more conducive to the discovery of gold nuggets.
I hope you enjoy your visit and hopefully make you want to try gold panning.