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  1. #1
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    Feb 2007
    Springfield, MA
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    Looking for Placer Gold in Connecticut

    I was up in New England for my Sister-In-Law's wedding and was researching a few different things. One was an old story about a gold nugget found in a brook by a train crew building a train tressel back in the early 1800s.

    I found a site that I thought might be it on the Satelite maps and, with GPS in hand, went to check it out. As my luck would have it, there was construction going on right at the spot where I needed to put my legs and arms outside the vehicle.

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    I made a drive threw and around to make sure there wasn't any active construction going on then parked in between the barrels and the fence.

    I climbed down the embankment and immediately noticed some of the old debris spread around as I got closer to the river.

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    Lots of items looked like railroad ties and other related stuff. My buddy that was going to accompany me was sick, so I was by myself, when I saw how swiftly the river was moving this time of year, I realized that I wasn't going to be able to Fjord it alone. Pictured myself sitting in the middle of the river with a busted ankle until someone decided to investigate the car parked on the side of the highway.

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    I walked down the bank for several hundred feet and then found what I was looking for, there are still some pilings visible where the tressel used to cross the brook.

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    I will be back here again, a little better prepared next time I am up to visit.

    Jack


    Make sure and punish the many for the actions of a few!

  2. #2
    Snow's Metal Detectors Tesoro, Sunray and Rods by Plugger Dealer

    Dec 2006
    New Milford,CT.
    Tesoro Cortes/Tiger Shark,Whites,B.H./ Teknetics,3DElectronics/ Two Box, Minelab XS,Excal.
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    Re: Looking for Placer Gold in Connecticut

    Jack,

    What part of CT. is the site? I live in NW CT. north of Danbury. I never ran across that bit of info about a gold nugget. PM me if you like. Joe

  3. #3
    us
    Nov 2008
    USA
    Garrett GTX500
    160

    Re: Looking for Placer Gold in Connecticut

    I've also taken an interest in placement gold brought in from the glaciers up north. Im about 5-8 minutes from my sister-in-law who lives in Beacon Falls. I read about gold being found there as well. Would be great to try it out.
    I never let school interfere with my education.

  4. #4

    Jan 2008
    Naugatuck Valley, CT
    ACE 250
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    Re: Looking for Placer Gold in Connecticut

    I live Naugatuck and i also heard about finding gold in the rivers my buddy and i were going to try to ceck out the rivers near beacon falls but there is no information on which rivers to check out.

  5. #5
    us
    Can you dig it ?

    May 2005
    Fishkill N.Y.
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    Re: Looking for Placer Gold in Connecticut

    Here's a link to the Ct. gold recently I went there with Howie another Tnet member, you have to cross the Naugatuck river to get to Spruce Brook if you could find a place shallow enough to cross, and you cant park on rte 8 without having your car towed but you can park on the road behind the railroad tracks you will see the old train cars so park there which is 1.4 miles north on rte 8. Walk south (river and tracks would be on your left) that walk is 1.4 miles exactly and puts you directly on the spot.

    been there... did that... didn't get a tee shirt... but got some very small color... very small!

    Gold is where you find it

    Ed
    Too many holes to dig Too litrtle time!

  6. #6
    us
    Feb 2009
    15

    Re: Looking for Placer Gold in Connecticut

    New to this site and looking at your picture, it appears to be on Rt8 by Thomaston? Does anyone have a better location for the parking? And for Spruce Brook? Thanks.

  7. #7
    us
    May 2008
    CT
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    Re: Looking for Placer Gold in Connecticut

    There isn't a better place to park. It is surrounded by woods.

  8. #8
    us
    Jul 2007
    CT
    Garrett Gold Stinger, Garrett XL500 Pulse, 1 1/2" Subsurface Dredge, ELF detector, MFD w/electronic detector
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    Re: Looking for Placer Gold in Connecticut

    Hi Ed- On your trip to Spruce Brook, did you guys pan, sluice or metal detect? Did you guys work at the brook exit to the Naugy or up river where the two brooks come together? I didn't find much black sand there-how about you guys. I used my Garrett Gold Stinger and panned a bit- not much to show, but I could tell other people had been in the area!

  9. #9
    us
    Feb 2009
    15

    Re: Looking for Placer Gold in Connecticut

    Anyone have a better location on Spruce Brook? Is this in Naugatuck? Thanks

  10. #10
    us
    May 2008
    CT
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    Re: Looking for Placer Gold in Connecticut

    no it is in harwinton or more likely in litchfield. There is no easy parking unless you have a dirt bike and reach the brook from behind the thomaston dam.

  11. #11
    us
    Jan 2007
    PIRATE ,CT
    Excalibur ll, Sovereign GT / New England Detectors USA
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    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting

    Re: Looking for Placer Gold in Connecticut

    I'm willing try to check for some gold if anyone is willing or even md some beaches this is my cell phone 203-685-8622

  12. #12
    us
    Sep 2007
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    Re: Looking for Placer Gold in Connecticut

    Did anybody found placer gold in Connecticut?

  13. #13
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    Sep 2007
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    Re: Looking for Placer Gold in Connecticut

    Did anybody found gold ever in Connecticut?

  14. #14

    Feb 2013
    1
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Placer Gold

    Quote Originally Posted by Connecticut Sam View Post
    Did anybody found gold ever in Connecticut?
    I was very fortunate to follow what I thought was Iron pyrite while on a picnic.
    My freind is a jeweler and the nugget was over 3 Troy ounces coming out of a natural spring fisher going down to a spring in Ct t is on State land .i will just say this it is north of Hardford
    Off the Ct river.even in New Hampshire with my White coin master a fair amount of rocks had to be split ,heated andBits of gold gram size nuggets. I truly believe that there is some solid 1/2
    Pound solid nuggets in the ground especially in old mine shafts were records from old town ships speak of finds 200 years ago. My freind is a geologist at Uconn U and research samples
    The concentration is 30 x higher then most mines per ton then even out west
    I am pumped.Ct government will steal it from you ,no sharing .so you are better to sell on
    Whatever market you can get . I have a lot of work to do ,no guarantees ,just high
    Expectations !

  15. #15
    us
    Feb 2012
    Conn.
    40
    2 times
    Prospecting
    my daughter and i found some good flour gold in the farmington, 30-40 specs and we have hit spruce multiple times and found very little to next to no sign best sign so far was at Farm river

 

 
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