Mar 24, 2013, 11:09 AM
Mar 24, 2013, 12:21 PM
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.?
Mar 24, 2013, 03:20 PM
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.
Mar 24, 2013, 10:15 PM
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
Mar 25, 2013, 09:16 AM
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
Sep 04, 2013, 08:37 AM
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.
Sep 04, 2013, 04:30 PM
Did you get yours on a vacation package at a hotel on the osa peninsula?
Originally Posted by BugHunter
Sep 04, 2013, 04:40 PM
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.
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Sep 04, 2013, 11:31 PM
Inquire with the hotel owner who might know a local orero.
Originally Posted by keitha43
Sep 05, 2013, 12:50 AM
Interesting. I go to CR every year, sometimes twice, but still there are places I want to visit including some gold bearing areas
Originally Posted by DizzyDigger
Sep 05, 2013, 05:35 AM
planning on trip out myself next year.can't wait to get stuck in
Sep 05, 2013, 09:41 AM
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.
Sep 05, 2013, 08:31 PM
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?
Sep 06, 2013, 05:41 PM
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.
Sep 06, 2013, 08:23 PM
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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