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    Found some placer gold in ohio...NEED advice

    Greenhorn Gold prospecter in ohio here, need some advice on where to look. I live in youngstown ohio by the mahoning river. Found some Flour gold right in my backyard in a spot where drainage has cut out the earth..Pics attached of gold



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    Wild man....Look no further. You have found what you most likely will find anywhere else in OH. I live in IN. and both states are known for placer gold brought here by the glaciers. Depending on what type of drainage your talking about it is just a smaller example of any bigger tributary. Since you've already got gold as close as your property, I'd be looking for the concentrations of that gold. Depending how big this water way is, look for inside bends, gravel bars, bed rock or a clay layer. Anything or place where the flour gold will drop out or accumulate do to changes in the hydraulics or bed rock or clay that will stop it from going any deeper in the soil. Where does the water pressure drop off? Gravel bars are a perfect indicator of this low pressure area. That's what caused them to be. If this drainage is much smaller and doesn't run water all the time I'd look for deeper holes or defined difference in the soil in the banks. Looking for gravels and iron looking stained soils. The gold you've found has come from somewhere and chances are it's just waiting for you to dig it up.
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    Nice stuff Wild Man.

    The gold is here in Ohio, but hard to find in quantity. It's a fun hobby, and you never know what you might find.

    Here's some Ohio gold pulled from a gravel pit, where some of the gravel washing machinery helped to concentrate it.


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    thanks hunter app. all the help i can get...where i found it is avg. 7ft wide but is also 7-10 feet deep only about 100 feet long. take a look at this deep gorge valley with a creek at the bottom that is really close to me and tell me what you think about prospecting here. Notice the s shape in the gorge. I have been down there since i was a child. 100 feet drop offs, and huge exposed bedrock boulders. the creek really flows in spring and after heavy rain falls.

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    nice gold gold maven. what do you think about this creek gorge

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    OWM, the material you have in your pic is very sharp edged. It seems unlikely it is gold due to this. Have you tried cutting it with a knife or crushing it? Gold is soft so I'd expect those pieces to have been mashed into soft rounded shapes by the glaciers and rocks it's been with for a millennia.
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    Wildman all I can say is it looks great from the sat. view. It's a deep enough cut to have washed through an whole lot of glacial moraine, washing and concentrating the gold somewhere down the creek. You just got to find it.
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    Gold Maven, That's some mighty fine gold for this part of the country. May I ask how your prospecting. Panning, High Banking, or dredging? Most Hoosiers that find the Chunkier stuff over hear are dredging that'd be my guess.
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    hey kevin the biggest peice in the top isnt gold i dont think its more a bronze color and it sticks to a magnetprob. pyrite the rest it very yellow and not maegnetic do you think the rest is gold

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohio Wild Man View Post
    hey kevin the biggest peice in the top isnt gold i dont think its more a bronze color and it sticks to a magnetprob. pyrite the rest it very yellow and not maegnetic do you think the rest is gold
    looks like several of the pieces are pyrite but some may be gold too. Watch some YouTube videos on panning and then see how your "gold" behaves in a pan with some water in it. Betting you see quickly whether those pieces all act the same or some move much easier than others. The ones that don't want to move are most likely gold.

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    Hey Kevin, Just crushed the big piece with a pair of pliers & it flattened out. It did not break up. Is this a good sign ?
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    It's a good sign
    Last edited by pcampbell; Mar 13, 2014 at 05:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohio Wild Man View Post
    Hey Kevin, Just crushed the big piece with a pair of pliers & it flattened out. It did not break up. Is this a good sign ?
    yup very very good!

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    What does it mean though ?

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