Gold Panning in British Columbia by Jim Lewis and Susan Campany.
Back of the book blurb: "Nothing lights up the human imagination quite like the flash of gold. For many of us, the great stories of bonanza strikes and glorious riches hardly seem real. But a deeper look—both in the ground and in the mining records of British Columbia—reveals that glittering creeks still await the curious wanderer.
Gold Panning in British Columbia combines all the material from Jim Lewis's precious three books—covering the Cariboo region; the Fraser, Thompson and Columbia River systems; and Southwestern BC and Vancouver Island—and contains a new section on the Okanagan and the Kootenays. Jim Lewis and Sue Campany have personally panned each and every creek mentioned in this book and have included the mining history of each area.
From what time of year to head out, what to bring with you and what to watch out for, Gold Panning in British Columbia covers the basics and beyond. Once you read this book, you won't need a rainbow to help you find a pot of gold!"