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squadus
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07/12/2018 6:31 am  

Hello everyone! I am from Los Angeles and am eager to learn what everyone else is doing to earn more Gold.

I have been on the hunt for gold coins, especially those from the Roman era. I know that it is possible to exchange Gold for Bitcoin (and vice-versa) on platforms like Vaultoro. I just want to meet other like-minded gold enthusiasts and get to know more about the topic.


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Gold Weasel
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05/05/2020 2:56 pm  

Hello from Vermont, I have been a collector of Rocks,Minerals and fossils for most of my life. That said, finding gold in it's natural state is something new to me,. From what I understand about Vermont most of the gold finds here are from Glacier deposits. I believe that I have found the perfect creek with a all north facing slope. My question is: Where to start, deep into the mountains up the creek or at the bottom where it dumps into another river? It all placer gold from fine to nugget. Thanks Gold Weasel


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Joe S AK
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Posts: 143
08/05/2020 6:01 am  

Hey there, GW!

Where to start?  Think about a couple of thousand years with all the storms, snow melts and hurricanes that 'worked' the area.  All those floods have slowly worked the finer (and finest) Gold downstream and downstream on a slow march to the Atlantic.  Any Gold that somehow worked it's way down to the streams and then, ever-so-slowly kept moving to the ocean is trapped or 'floating' in where the streambed used to be or is now.  So, how to proceed?

Start as far downstream as practical, always staying on public or permission-granted land and start by test panning across the old and new streambeds.  If no good then go upstream a ways and do it again.  And again.  And again.  Work upstream until you DO find some Gold. and then stop. 

The next instruction is the very most important.  The next instruction is to read this:  http://www.online-literature.com/london/49/    .  Jack London was, among other things, a California Gold miner - and the wisdom he shares in just this type situation will stand by you for the rest of your life.

So read how to "Loam" there in his story "All Gold Canyon" and then go back to where you first saw Gold on that stream and work upstream again and again. 

Since you are on the East Coast be SURE you are on public land or have specific permission because mining claims do not exist East of "The Big Muddy" (land ownership predates 1872  and the legislation that enables mining claims to be staked on privately owned lands).

Best of fortune!

Joe --- (Idaho in the winters and Alaska otherwise)

 

 

 


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Joe S AK
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Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 143
08/05/2020 6:01 am  

Hey there, GW!

Where to start?  Think about a couple of thousand years with all the storms, snow melts and hurricanes that 'worked' the area.  All those floods have slowly worked the finer (and finest) Gold downstream and downstream on a slow march to the Atlantic.  Any Gold that somehow worked it's way down to the streams and then, ever-so-slowly kept moving to the ocean is trapped or 'floating' in where the streambed used to be or is now.  So, how to proceed?

Start as far downstream as practical, always staying on public or permission-granted land and start by test panning across the old and new streambeds.  If no good then go upstream a ways and do it again.  And again.  And again.  Work upstream until you DO find some Gold. and then stop. 

The next instruction is the very most important.  The next instruction is to read this:  http://www.online-literature.com/london/49/    .  Jack London was, among other things, a California Gold miner - and the wisdom he shares in just this type situation will stand by you for the rest of your life.

So read how to "Loam" there in his story "All Gold Canyon" and then go back to where you first saw Gold on that stream and work upstream again and again. 

Since you are on the East Coast be SURE you are on public land or have specific permission because mining claims do not exist East of "The Big Muddy" (land ownership predates 1872  and the legislation that enables mining claims to be staked on privately owned lands).

Best of fortune!

Joe --- (Idaho in the winters and Alaska otherwise)

 

 

 


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