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    Gold in PA?

    So I live a few miles away from a few large serpentine barrens here in SE PA. The area is known for large deposits of chromium and serpentine. There are Chromium mine remnants and tailing piles located all over a friend of mines property. He tells me along with the Chromium there was also a good bit of gold mined from this spot. Does this sound right? I'm tempted to get a pan and try some prospecting but I'm not sure if he is just pulling my leg.

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    Re: Gold in PA?

    Gold can be found in the glacier drift areas. This map is of the areas that have the largest drift rocks, the idea being big rocks big gold. The darker the purple the thicker the deposit. Most of this stuff is buried pretty deep. The data is from well boring logs. Look on tops of hills that have worn rocks. Look on hill noses where the top soil has been wash away for rock exposure. Any faulting or up lifts could expose the rock. Look in any deep cuts made from water flow. And in your example where man has dug deep into the ground. All the gold concentrating mechanisms of nature apply. Good Luck

    Here is a map of GLACIAL DEPOSITS OF PENNSYLVANIA by PA dnr.
    http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/topogeo/maps/map59.pdf

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    Re: Gold in PA?

    Thanks for the info. I think I may give it a shot. Where did you find that map at? I have some family just outside of Syracuse NY, and it looks like there is a large purple area right over them. Thanks again.

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    Re: Gold in PA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wickedwrx
    Thanks for the info. I think I may give it a shot. Where did you find that map at? I have some family just outside of Syracuse NY, and it looks like there is a large purple area right over them. Thanks again.
    Just getting out to prospect is is fun in itself, finding something is great. I made the map with mapping software using data from the USGS.

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    us
    Jan 2012
    South-Western PA
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    Re: Gold in PA?

    Just thought you might be interested to know that I have found some small pieces in south western PA. Not too much, but there's some around
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    Hii Friends...

    You guys can get help from this link...

    PA-Gold.com
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    HI guys - thanks very much for posting this info.
    Last edited by Apple18; Oct 19, 2014 at 05:26 PM.

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    Kiddo

    Jun 2014
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    It might be worth your time to drive to virginia to prospect depending how far you live from there
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoa...TEcKrIj-fj_PPw

    keep it simple...I hate unnecessarily complex things

 

 

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