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    Jim

    May 2013
    Bird Island, Mn
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    Gold Prospecting, Metal detecting, Cache Hunting

    Southern Minnesota Gold?

    Hi,
    I'm new here as you can tell. I have had the 'bug' for a few decades now, ever since I was a kid living on the outskirts of Vegas finding rose quartz rocks in the deserts...

    Anyway, I've landed in Mn, and have taken to the idea that I might actually find something of interest around here. Anyone have any luck prospecting in southern Mn?

    I've done some studying of the laws here, and it seems you can basically only Pan, no dredges or sluices on public lands with-out permits and the like.

    Anyone out there that has ANY insight into the legalities of Mn, or where your last big find was (LMAO - just kidding) please speak up, or feel free to IM me.

    Thanks,
    Jim in BI
    Last edited by jgl923; May 22, 2013 at 08:54 AM.

  2. #2
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    Mar 2012
    MN
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    Prospecting
    Hi Jim, welcome to the forums! I'm from central MN, haven't prospected much in the southern part of the state but I've got a few resources for you to check out if you haven't already.
    There's a Facebook "Gold Prospectors of Minnesota" you can sign up for, it's pretty active and a great resource. Also, check out umwgold.com as another resource. Hope that gives you a good start!

  3. #3
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    Jim

    May 2013
    Bird Island, Mn
    4
    Gold Prospecting, Metal detecting, Cache Hunting
    Thanks Camo

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    Dec 2012
    Cottage Grove, MN
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    like camo said......here's the links https://www.facebook.com/groups/MNGold/ and Minnesota Gold Prospectors I'm fairly active on both...I live in st. paul and have found gold in the metro area and in wisconsin....what part of southern mn are you in?

  5. #5
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    Dec 2012
    Cottage Grove, MN
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    ok I see your in bird island I would be panning in any creeks around your area or rivers and creeks that drain into the minnesota river there has been hardrock gold mines in that area in redwood falls and by delhi....also a spot that looked interesting is beaver falls county park check that out and report back...lotsa bedrock...unfortunatly all we can do in mn is pan thats why alot of us have changed to using the pyramid pro pan from fossicker it allows one to pan alot more material very quickly.

  6. #6

    Apr 2014
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Jim just moved to bird island myself maybe we could share info of what we find

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    Author of a book about finding gold in Colorado

    Jan 2012
    Summit County, Colorado
    Grizzly Goldtrap Explorer & Motherlode, Gold Cube with Banker on top, Bazooka Goldtrap sluices, Angus Mackirk Expedition, Gold-n-Sand Xtream Hand pump
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    @mattfink...you mentioned using high production pans...have folks there tried the Garrett SuperSluice pan? I got one for free from Freddy Dodge (he gets a lot of stuff given to him since he's a tv star now lol) because he didn't like it. It is kinda heavy but I really like how it's riffles work and it's deep enough that I can pan into it(!) with a 10" finish pan. It seems to me that it might make a good high production pan :-)

    Just wondering...

  8. #8
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    Dec 2012
    Cottage Grove, MN
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    ya I have a garrett super sluice but the pyramid is way more productive

  9. #9
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    Author of a book about finding gold in Colorado

    Jan 2012
    Summit County, Colorado
    Grizzly Goldtrap Explorer & Motherlode, Gold Cube with Banker on top, Bazooka Goldtrap sluices, Angus Mackirk Expedition, Gold-n-Sand Xtream Hand pump
    6,944
    11086 times
    Prospecting
    Ok thanks, good to know

 

 

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