I don't know if anyone would guess that I would like to take up gold panning.
Unless you spent time observing me play outside as a kid, watching me at the side of the road, at the edge of ditches, searching for treasures and picking out rocks and stones for hours (or, hell, even light garbage picking), you wouldn't know. Yeah, my interest in crystals stem much further back than just my initial pre-teen interest in the occult.
Granted, I don't know much about gold panning, yet, I've only looked it up a few times within a year, but a simple search of where to pan tells me that I don't need to leave my own province for a lucky chance. That's kinda convenient!