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alcravens
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I’m not sure if I’m qualified to be an editor, but I was a bit confused about what I can and can’t do in Illinois in regards to prospecting, permits, etc…so I did some research. On this webpage: http://www.isgs.illinois.edu/outreach/geology-resources/gold-its-occurrence-illinois which is also in the State Agency list for Illinois on… Read more »
illinoisau
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I would be worried about giving our crazy Illinois state legislators any ideas about controlling how and where we collect gold. There are thousands of privately owned sections of creek in the state where it is not hard to get permission to prospect.

alcravens
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I agree, and I have land that I can prospect on, but I see a bunch of prospectors going to Indiana. I’m not sure if that’s where they want to go or no choices for them in Illinois. Where are you? I’m around the Champaign area.

illinoisau
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I’m just north of Peoria. The creeks around here are not too bad. I did a two bucket sluice run the other day and only found a couple decent flakes but using a loupe to look through the black sands, I saw at least 40 to 50 micro pieces of… Read more »
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