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    us
    Sep 2012
    Montclair, NJ
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    Costa Rica Gold Prospecting

    Before my vacation to Costa Rica 2 weeks ago, I heard that there were a few places people had found gold in a few rivers/streams. So wanting to find out for myself I packed my folding sluice box and gold pan.
    Well needless to say, after lots of talking to locals and scoping out a few locations, I finally hit a nice spot where I found very thin flakes.
    Although not as much as I hoped for, It was a great experience none the less and will be a place where I will return.

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    Sweet FeMontero, that's some fine looking gold. The photos remind me the north coast here in redwood country. Different plant species, but lush vegetation and lots of water. Our gold is a nice buttery color like that you found as well.

    Any problems with prospecting where you went. Rules, equipment etc.?

    Thanks
    Mike
    www.jobscabin.com/

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    cr
    Sep 2010
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    femontero

    Costa Rica is a beautiful country ! I have lived here for 15 years. the mining laws are tuff and getting worse. a total ban on all open pit mining. that includes dredging and hi banking. about the only thing you can legally do is pan and sluice no pumps. down south on the osa peninsula there is a lot of gold. rio Tigre at the town of Tigre. guys shoving into a river sluice getting about a gram a day. seems like all the big gold and heavy concentrations are up river inside the park. it is closed to all mining. Costa Rica is a great place for a vacation , not a great place to mine gold.

    bill/cr
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    War Eagle

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    Nice Shine . I've been there on vacation twice . Never even thought about gold
    hunt'n .................. but the off shore fishing was nice .
    " A man should look for what is , and not for what he thinks should be ". Albert Einstein



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    Mar 2003
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    BCR be d man n place and I went down for a 3 week looksey and them caymen,vermen and environutz rule the place,no,no never for mining of any significance for me-John
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    Nov 2012
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    There is still some gold that can be taken in some places. Not overly abundant, so if gold is the purpose then California is better but if one wants to add a prospecting experience to the vacation package then it would work wonderfully for you. So, here is my take: 2 g in two days.

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    us
    Jun 2013
    Moore, Oklahoma
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    Quote Originally Posted by BugHunter View Post
    There is still some gold that can be taken in some places. Not overly abundant, so if gold is the purpose then California is better but if one wants to add a prospecting experience to the vacation package then it would work wonderfully for you. So, here is my take: 2 g in two days.
    Did you get yours on a vacation package at a hotel on the osa peninsula?

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    Dec 2012
    Concrete, WA
    Gold Cube, 2 Keene Sluices and Lord only knows how many pans....not to mention a load of other gear my wife still doesn't know about!
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    FWIW, I have a sister that lives out on the Osa Peninsula. She does custom
    tours for all kinds of groups, and next time we chat I'm going to have to ask
    her about setting up a prospecting trip.
    Mike (aka Dizz)

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    us
    Nov 2012
    So Cal, E of LA
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    Quote Originally Posted by keitha43 View Post
    Did you get yours on a vacation package at a hotel on the osa peninsula?
    Inquire with the hotel owner who might know a local orero.

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    us
    Nov 2012
    So Cal, E of LA
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    Quote Originally Posted by DizzyDigger View Post
    FWIW, I have a sister that lives out on the Osa Peninsula. She does custom
    tours for all kinds of groups, and next time we chat I'm going to have to ask
    her about setting up a prospecting trip.
    Interesting. I go to CR every year, sometimes twice, but still there are places I want to visit including some gold bearing areas

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    planning on trip out myself next year.can't wait to get stuck in

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    cr
    Sep 2010
    playa samara
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    well guys , if you come to Costa Rica I have a small hotel in samara up on the Nicoya peninsula. www.fenixhotel.com I don’t have any gold tours and the closest gold mining is illegal hard rock about 2 hours away. for placer tours the osa is the best. panning and sluicing is about all you can expect. when you are in Costa Rica and want to relax on the beach , this is it.

    bill/cr
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    us
    Jun 2013
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    Do the locals get upset if Americans are sluicing and panning down there? In other words is it dangerous to be out there if you are not on a tour in case I decide to retire and live on or near the osa someday?

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    cr
    Sep 2010
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    the miners in Costa Rica are like miners everywhere, the love to talk mining. they love to show you how to pan using a betea. they will let you use their sluice… they are not going to show you where the best gold is. they are hard working simple folks. you respect them and that will go a long ways. there are bad apples in every group of people. it is no different in Costa Rica. keep your eyes open and have a great time! I have lived here for 16 years and have no bad stories to tell… at least that were caused by costaricans…. gringos …. now that’s another story.

    bill/cr
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    us
    Jun 2013
    Moore, Oklahoma
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    Good to hear. I had read some scary stories about San Jose but then I have also read about some Mexico cities that make it sound like there are gangs and drug wars everywhere. Sort of like a "Jungle Gold" episode. I was considering retiring either to Costa Rica or Belize as I hear the cost of living is cheaper than here in the US. I think it might be harder to find a place to sluice in Costa Rica than Belize but I only had 1 year of Spanish in High School and that was 38 years ago.

 

 
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