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  1. #1

    Aug 2005
    Southern indiana
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    Indiana Gold

    Hey Just checking to see if anyone else on here is finding any Gold in Indiana? I found my best piece ever on Friday. I found a nice hole with a crack in the bottom of the hole. I worked this spot over five hours. and got alot of nice gold and a bunch of lead shot. I dont own a dredge yet but I will have one soon. I was using one of those hand dredge suction tools it works really good but i think a dredge would do alot better. Thank's for looking and good luck gettin the Gold.
    Hoosier Hunter....
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  2. #2
    tkfishing

    Re: Indiana Gold

    I'am wanting to start looking for gold in IN where does someone start? I'am new to the hobby. I do a lot of metal detecting but I wanted to try my luck at gold. Thanks!!

  3. #3

    Aug 2005
    Southern indiana
    35

    Re: Indiana Gold

    Hi, Tkfishing
    You can find gold in any of the streams in northern brown co. and in morgan co. The GPAA has a chapter that meets in gatesville. And you can pan for gold in morgan monroe state forest. you need a permit that is free from the park office.good luck!! H.H.

    Hoosier HUnter.....

  4. #4

    May 2005
    St. Louis, missouri
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    Re: Indiana Gold

    hey hoosier hunter where in indiana did you find a chunck that big ? another place to look is over close to illinoise at attica ind. theres summers camp ground to stay at and the creek is about 5 miles away. i cant remember the creeks name .most of ind. gold is fine and you have a chunkier peice!

  5. #5

    May 2005
    St. Louis, missouri
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    Re: Indiana Gold

    lookup www.goldprospectingindiana@yahoogroups they have the skinny on that creek.

  6. #6

    Aug 2005
    Southern indiana
    35

    Re: Indiana Gold

    Hey russau,

    I can't give away my hot spot but I will say there is some nice pickers to be found in northern brown and southern morgan counties. In order to find pieces this big you have to dig down to the bedrock wether it be blue shale or true bedrock and look for cracks or a break in the bedrock and either pry open some of the loose rock or use some type of a suction tool or a dredge to get down in those cracks. That is where i usualy find the bigger stuff. I think the name of the creek in attica is called big creek. Good luck and keep us posted. H.H. Hoosier HUnter

  7. #7
    tkfishing

    Re: Indiana Gold

    Well I tried my hand at panning this weekend at Gatesville. I had a blast, everyone was so nice with the Indiana Chapter and very helpful. Much to my suprise there is Gold in Indiana. I found about 20 flakes while panning. I do have a question about how to find the gold. I have property that is available to me southwest of Martinsville. I stopped on my way home yesterday and took some sample pans. The creek is very narrow and in some places it is 5 to 6 feet below ground level. the water has been running through there for along time I believe. There is also some very tall hills that drop straight into the creek. Anyway I found a lot of black sand in every pan. There was even more than at Gatesville but no gold. Do you have any ideas? Thanks again!!

  8. #8

    May 2005
    St. Louis, missouri
    2,984
    607 times

    Re: Indiana Gold

    Attica Indiana, summers rv camp ground. ask the owner where the creek is that they are getting the gold. everyweekend theres several guys up there dredgeing and he will point the way. its about 5 miles to the creek!

  9. #9

    Jan 2006
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    Re: Indiana Gold

    Hey guys I live in Dyer, is there any areas close to me that is worth trying? I tried Plum creek here with no luck but i will try to get to big pine this summer too, is big pine worth going to with just a pan and small sluice box worth it?

    Thanks,
    Tony

  10. #10

    May 2005
    St. Louis, missouri
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    607 times

    Re: Indiana Gold

    gold on the big pine is small like all glacial drift gold. but it is there. the bigger stuff would be out in the middel of the creek.it is all through the gravels on this creek. nice place to go!

  11. #11
    us
    Search & Recovery Specialist

    Mar 2010
    Earth
    Garrett ace 250 with Sniper & DD coil with a Sun Ray Probe ,BountyHunter 101/BountyHunter pinpointer Dredge/highbanker combo, Mini Trommel, Blue Bowl and other stuff I dont use very often..lol
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    Re: Indiana Gold

    Quote Originally Posted by tlbm9902
    Hey guys I live in Dyer, is there any areas close to me that is worth trying? I tried Plum creek here with no luck but i will try to get to big pine this summer too, is big pine worth going to with just a pan and small sluice box worth it?

    Thanks,
    Tony
    Try along the Kankakee river, down south you can see some exposed bed rock...thats not the case here..you have to DIG, DIG, DIG ...screen your stuff way down then run it through somthing (sluice,highbanker) slow, you dont want the flour gold to sweep it self right on out. There is gold everywhere but you have to go deep to do any good....

  12. #12
    us
    Search & Recovery Specialist

    Mar 2010
    Earth
    Garrett ace 250 with Sniper & DD coil with a Sun Ray Probe ,BountyHunter 101/BountyHunter pinpointer Dredge/highbanker combo, Mini Trommel, Blue Bowl and other stuff I dont use very often..lol
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    Re: Indiana Gold

    Let me know...im close to the river my self, 2 people digging is always better than 1...lol

  13. #13
    us
    Search & Recovery Specialist

    Mar 2010
    Earth
    Garrett ace 250 with Sniper & DD coil with a Sun Ray Probe ,BountyHunter 101/BountyHunter pinpointer Dredge/highbanker combo, Mini Trommel, Blue Bowl and other stuff I dont use very often..lol
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    Re: Indiana Gold

    I have many home-built weapons in my gold recovery arsenal....lol...
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  14. #14
    us
    Mar 2012
    terre haute indiana
    4
    Prospecting

    Re: Indiana Gold

    if anyone is looking for a prospecting buddie in or around indiana let me know also willing to travel any where in the us to hunt

  15. #15

    May 2005
    St. Louis, missouri
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    Re: Indiana Gold

    Quote Originally Posted by hoosier hunter
    Hey russau,

    I can't give away my hot spot but I will say there is some nice pickers to be found in northern brown and southern morgan counties. In order to find pieces this big you have to dig down to the bedrock wether it be blue shale or true bedrock and look for cracks or a break in the bedrock and either pry open some of the loose rock or use some type of a suction tool or a dredge to get down in those cracks. That is where i usualy find the bigger stuff. I think the name of the creek in attica is called big creek. Good luck and keep us posted. H.H. Hoosier HUnter
    i understand about locations/hotspots! ive been to Indiana many times!

 

 
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