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  1. #1

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    Gold In Ohio

    A few days ago at work (I work in a coin and jewelry store), a guy came in to sell some gold flakes and a few small nuggets. Nothing too exceptional, mostly placer-like, but he did leave with a $800 check. He was in a hurry, so I didn't get a chance to talk to him much, but he said he regularly finds gold in Delaware and Knox counties. Sounded like Knox county has more. He said that there's gold to be had, but not many people know about it or where to look, and they who do know, keep it a secret.

    soooo.......Anyone know where this is? Where one could go panning for gold around these parts?

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  3. #2

    Sep 2006
    columbus ohio
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    Re: Gold In Ohio

    i saw a post about someone finding gold in knox or delaware on a gold panning site.dont remember the site or where they found it,but i remember they said they parked at a mcdonalds or taco bell and the creek was rite behind it.and they said they found some in paint creek in chilicothe.

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    Re: Gold In Ohio

    Thanks for the reply. It may sound inconsequential, but your info may help someday when I get around to trying to find some gold. It's the hunt that I find most thrilling, and little clues like yours add up!

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    Re: Gold In Ohio

    I'm the friend a friend would like to have.

  6. #5

    Mar 2007
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    Re: Gold In Ohio

    Are you a member of GPAA? If not join, GPAA has 3 claims in Ohio that produces gold. Once a member you can go there for free.
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    Re: Gold In Ohio

    Thanks!

  8. #7

    Jan 2007
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    Re: Gold In Ohio

    just an fyi...

    I have been working on 161 around New Albany/Newark and a fellow that works there has been doing a little panning on his lunch break and has found a nice little vial.

    Keep in mind some areas are under construction, please do not enter the areas or you can be fined for trespassing'.

    Adam

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    The REAL Diamond Jim

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    Re: Gold In Ohio

    I know where know where knox co. is at
    Check out my youtube hunt videos!  http://www.youtube.com/roadkillscjim

  10. #9

    Mar 2007
    St. Paris, Ohio
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    Re: Gold In Ohio

    I had all kinds of intentions to pan this summer and never got it done. Spent to much time teckin.

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    us
    Aug 2007
    Jeannette, PA (Westmoreland Co.)
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    Re: Gold In Ohio

    I just finished watching a segment of "Gold Fever" on the Outdoor Channel, and they were in Ohio. they mentioned alot of Counties, almost all the Counties in the Southern part of the state. This has something to do with the Glacial Drifts 14,000 years ago that pushed gold down from Canada. Do some research on Glacial Drifts for the state of Ohio and this shall help you. I am dying to go panning in the near future. We can hook up, but beware that I am a Pittsburghian.......

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    Re: Gold In Ohio

    According to what I saw on Ohio Glacial Drift Gold,

    You don't Dig in the Creeks, unless you have a Dredge
    because the Clay Bottom could be Several feet down.

    You find a Gravel Layer on the Sides sort of Sandwiched between the Clay
    and Dig the Bottom of the Gravel where it lays on the Clay.

    I'm glad I saw that show. I would have tried Panning the Creek Gravel :P

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  13. #12
    us
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    Re: Gold In Ohio

    Good pictures of where the gold layer may be. These type images really help when you have "the" fever. Did you ever try using a metal detector along the rock-clay layer shown in the picture.

    I joined GPAA last year and found the people very friendly. I have mined the claim just south of Mansfield. Some found a few flakes, then winter set in before I had a chance to mine the sites closer to me in Dayton.

    Terry
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    Mar 2012
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    Re: Gold In Ohio

    Quote Originally Posted by Kas
    The first document is now at:
    http://ohiodnr.com/Portals/10/pdf/GeoFacts/geof09.pdf

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    Mar 2009
    Tuscarawas County, Ohio
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    Re: Gold In Ohio

    Quote Originally Posted by fiatboy
    A few days ago at work (I work in a coin and jewelry store), a guy came in to sell some gold flakes and a few small nuggets. Nothing too exceptional, mostly placer-like, but he did leave with a $800 check. He was in a hurry, so I didn't get a chance to talk to him much, but he said he regularly finds gold in Delaware and Knox counties. Sounded like Knox county has more. He said that there's gold to be had, but not many people know about it or where to look, and they who do know, keep it a secret.

    soooo.......Anyone know where this is? Where one could go panning for gold around these parts?
    The Kokosing river in Knox county has gold in it.
    -Swartzie
    Keep calm and dig on

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    us
    May 2012
    Huron Co, Ohio
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    You guys should try the Swank Claim in Bellville/Butler Oh! I take the family there lots of weeks ends to pan and Sluice in the Clear fork river. Its a really nice place and if you're a member of the GPAA you can camp for free!

  17. #16

    Jun 2012
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    Good afternoon all!
    I have some rocks with gold suspects in them, does anyone know where I can have them processed? (I'm in Columbus) Also: I think there's other stuff in there too like mercury, antimony, arsenic (yuck) and silver. Hooray for Canada, I guess. Thanks all.

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    us
    May 2012
    Huron Co, Ohio
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    what do the rocks look like Ashley? A lot of times it can be pyrite or something that looks similar.......but sometimes not!! do you have an photos? How did you find them?

  19. #18

    Jul 2012
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    I know this thread is a bit dated, but... Just yesterday I found one speck(literally) of gold in this river.

    40.459509,-83.074539 - Google Maps

    Me and my friend gathered about half a painters bucket full in various places just to see if there was anything. We took from the inside curve of that bank where the rocks are. My homemade sluice was left at home because I found the curren't wasn't good enough to separate, and my sluice kept floating!(work in progress). But it works well at home, so I brought the bucket bucket and raw unsluiced material(only classified to 1/4") home and sluiced it in this. (video was from another time, its since been improved a lot.



    Anyway, I don't have any pictures of the speck of gold I found, but I can get one later. I know its just a small piece, but I'm just excited cause it was my first real finding and it was a location I just scoped out on my own.

    For anything real to be found a dredge is definitely needed there. I'm not even sure if we dug deep enough to reach clay. Some chunks of dirt looked like clay, but it wasn't solid like most clay is. but I'm slowly learning, and making my own stuff(made a hand dredge but it too needs improving).

  20. #19

    Jul 2012
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    Have you tried the flats just south of the 229 bridge?

    M

  21. #20

    Jul 2012
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonrover View Post
    Have you tried the flats just south of the 229 bridge?

    M
    I have not. Just started doing this recently!

    There is an overwhelming amount of land there, I wouldn't know where to start

    Unfortunately I'm moving back to Ontario this week, so my Ohio prospecting will be put on hold unless I come down to camp or something.

 

 
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