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  1. #1
    zw
    Jan 2009
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    best areas for gold prospecting?

    Hi all,

    I am seriously considering moving to an area where I can make gold prospecting a serious hobby or maybe a profession.

    Any suggestions on the best states/areas to look in to?

    Thanks,
    Frank

  2. #2
    us
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    Dec 2008
    Michigan
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    Re: best areas for gold prospecting?

    Better than 90% of all gold taken out of the USA is in the State of Nevada. Most of it comes from northern Nevada. However, most of that is fine and is captured by huge strip mines using a cyanide process.
    Arizona Ames

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    Nov 2008
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    Re: best areas for gold prospecting?

    Quote Originally Posted by frritchi
    Hi all,

    I am seriously considering moving to an area where I can make gold prospecting a serious hobby or maybe a profession.

    Any suggestions on the best states/areas to look in to?

    Thanks,
    Frank
    Yuma - Laguna Mtns Last Weekend look at nuggets in t-net post IT seems Yuma AZ would be a place to start
    Posted Jan 22, 2009, 05:45:10 PM

  4. #4
    us
    Feb 2005
    Menominee, Michigan
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    Re: best areas for gold prospecting?

    i would have to say Australia
    where's the good stuff

  5. #5
    us
    Feb 2008
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
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    Re: best areas for gold prospecting?


    Welcome to Treasurenet !!! Heavier deposits of alluvial gold (river carried and deposited)

    are to be found from Alaska down thru the Rocky Mountain states , Montana , Idaho, Wyoming,

    Colorado, - Nevada and Arizona have major gold locations as well. I guess you would need to

    contact the Gold Prospectors of America ( or GPA) to find out how to join their organisation,

    because they have legal access to thousands of sites around the U.S. They will send you

    maps of areas that interest you and contact info. Also you'll have to decide what kind of

    prospecting your interested in - Recovering flour gold in meaningful quantities is an entirely

    different kind of work than relying on a metal detector to find nuggets . I would think any

    serious prospector would be working a pan for site testing , a dredge , and a detector.

    Perhaps the most important equipment - Hows your back ? gold prospecting is rather

    hard physical work with rough terrain and cold water as the rule rather than the exception.

    You'll need a grubstake to live on until you accumulate enough of the pretty yellow stuff

    to make it pay . In terms of making a living at it , those who do - dont talk about it -

    as they really dont want "the man" all up in they bidness - if you get my drift. I think

    your chances on a good beach with a solid metal detector for the investment of time

    and equipment might actually pay more. Argentium

  6. #6
    us
    Aug 2007
    Mechanicsville, VA
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    Re: best areas for gold prospecting?

    For me I would opt for Az and Nv because you could probably, 'work' year round.
    Freedom has a flavor the protected will never know. Vietnam # 10 G.I Wolfpack

  7. #7
    us
    Jan 2009
    2

    Re: best areas for gold prospecting?

    since you are from Zimbabwe i would have to say you should do a little research to find the areas that have producing gold mines now or in the past and check the river beds in those areas for some placer type gold ..... it all boils down to research

 

 

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