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prospecting for gold

Post by robert n leeper » Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:13 pm

i recently took up prospecting for gold again. the kind you get in rivers and creeks and other places. recently at a local creek i found a few grains here and there. a few small nuggets made it interesting since north carolina used to be a top gold place in the 1780s..anyone else panned or sluiced lately?
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Re: prospecting for gold

Post by Greywolf » Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:36 pm

I think it would be a blast to hunt for gold. But I live in the only state where there is no gold.
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Post by jcporter@work » Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:28 am

I've always thought it would be fun, but never took the plunge. Was never sure exactly what to buy or the best way to start.
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Post by Greywolf » Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:16 pm

Go on the Outdoor Channel saturday morning Gold Fever show, they have the whole shootin match for like $68.00. gives ya everything you need, even a book that tell you where to go in every state. and a video on how to pan for Gold.
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Post by robert n leeper » Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:22 am

heck i use a shovel and a mexican pieta (pie a uh) pan and grab what i can , i went last week to up around statesville to the montgolfier day festival (hot air balloons) and found 3 creeks and stopped and swished a few smallies out . maybe if the weather hold, ill head back this weekend and find a few nuggets. when im not looking for bambi...
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Re: prospecting for gold

Post by jakedog » Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:57 am

That has been one thing I would really like to try. I plan on getting pan and just go do it .Have been reading up on the basics of things that tip you off to places,seems like it can be found almost anywhere. Time in the field is my best way to learn. Books will point you, hands on will teach you.
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Post by daniel.liss » Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:43 pm

theres gold in NC wow that would be fun
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Re: prospecting for gold

Post by robert n leeper » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:15 am

i spent most of this past weekend chasing my wife around the countryside , her and barb the hot air balloon pilot, with jean jellybean and a few others.. (Her hobby, not mine) and came across three creeks and a river i hadn't panned in years. i got the pieta pan and a shovel out and checked the river and streams out. had a few blackies and a couple of sand sized glints ...no nuggets , but i waded around and
skared up a beaver .. hed make a nice hat ...more prospecting when i get some time this next week . maybee
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