The gold I found though was a reflection of the bright leaves arching over the water. This is one of the rewarding sights found when traveling along the Quartzville National Back Country Byway, and along the meandering waters of the Wild and Scenic Quartzville Creek through a landscape of old-growth timber. This area is under the BLM (Bureau of Land Management). Gold panning is allowed. If my retirement fund keeps sliding, I may have to give it a try.