So, what was the outcome of this thread? Is there gold to be found in or near Kyburz? I'm curious because I'm going panning this weekend and would like to drive the shortest possible distance (I'm in tahoe, and Kyburz is closer than Coloma). I think that there should be gold in the American river, near Kybur;, based on my theory that manmade dams stop gold from traveling further downriver. But, I am a newbie and would like some reassurance before I spend all weekend testing this theory.