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Thread: Gold panning in Kentucky

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    May 2011
    Owen County, Ky
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    Gold panning in Kentucky

    Is it a waste of time to look for gold in Kentucky? My stepdad wants to go, and he won't stop talking about it. So we are taking a pan out later today.

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    us
    Feb 2010
    Black Hills, South Dakota
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    Re: Gold panning in Kentucky

    Hi Travelorian,
    Kentucky is not known for having any gold fields. The GPAA has no claims in the state or mention any possible places to look for gold. If I remember right Kentucky is one of two states that do not have gold, Hawaii being the other.

    B H Prospector

  3. #3
    us
    May 2011
    Owen County, Ky
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    Re: Gold panning in Kentucky

    Yeah. I messed around for an hour yesterday with a pan, and saw no signs of life. Found lots of good conditions, but all for not.
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  4. #4
    us
    May 2011
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    Re: Gold panning in Kentucky

    Tom Massie found gold in the pine knob area

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    us
    May 2011
    Owen County, Ky
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    Re: Gold panning in Kentucky

    I found a few sites on glacial deposits if anyone is interested.

    http://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/p1151h/quat.html
    http://tin.er.usgs.gov/geology/state...nit=KYPSHg%3B0

  6. #6
    us
    Aug 2010
    Saint Albans WV
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    Re: Gold panning in Kentucky

    Keep on prospecting KY,there is gold in KY just as there is gold in WV.Everyone has always told me "Nope,aint no gold in Kanawha County" he he I now have some..It's no bonanza,but it is here..
    Don't give up,look for spots where fishing sinkers,buck shot and the likes tend to gather in the stream beds for your best odds.
    Closer to the Ohio River the better....Good Luck and keep us posted!

  7. #7
    us
    May 2011
    Owen County, Ky
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    Re: Gold panning in Kentucky

    For sure I will. Supposed to be getting a portable sluice box, but have to wait and see.

  8. #8
    us
    Dec 2007
    Grayling, MI
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    Re: Gold panning in Kentucky

    Yup, there is gold in KY, Panned it myself........look to the northern counties. Or way east in the mountains......anyplace else is a waste of time although it is there it is buried under millions of years of limestone where a warm water sea once was. you wont find it. If you don't live in Northern KY and cant travel then buy a metal detector because that's allot more productive in central KY.
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    us
    Dec 2008
    austin,texas
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    Re: Gold panning in Kentucky

    Go to www.iowagold.com ,scroll down page and look for gold in your state.

  10. #10
    us
    Nov 2003
    Clyde,Ohio
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    Re: Gold panning in Kentucky

    Tom Massie did a show and found gold in the pine knob area a while back.
    Also like a couple others said, towards the Northern border you should find it where the glaciers touched.
    Troyoz-OH

  11. #11
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    Dec 2008
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    Re: Gold panning in Kentucky

    Here's a link to the State geological agency:

    http://www.uky.edu/KGS/rocksmn/goldsilver.htm

    I can't say it's encouraging news...

    Good Luck to All,

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  12. #12
    us
    Nov 2011
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    Re: Gold panning in Kentucky

    I have property in southern Ky with 2 creeks that come together and this property is not limeston its sand
    stone and peagravel and a lot of quarts in the gavel.is this some place that gold might by found?
    Quote Originally Posted by surfin
    Yup, there is gold in KY, Panned it myself........look to the northern counties. Or way east in the mountains......anyplace else is a waste of time although it is there it is buried under millions of years of limestone where a warm water sea once was. you wont find it. If you don't live in Northern KY and cant travel then buy a metal detector because that's allot more productive in central KY.

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    Apr 2003
    Alberta
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    Metal detecting for gold and Surface Suction Sluicing, AKA Triple-S mining.

    Re: Gold panning in Kentucky

    Nice little read with good info. Thanks.

    All the best,

    Lanny
    Nothin' quite as fun as chasin' sassy gold! http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/me...mysteries.html

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    I have heard that there are people that do some panning in kentucky with moderate results. On a side not, I saw your profile picture and was like "wow i know that tree!" then saw you were from owen county and realized i was right! Sadly, coney Island cut it down a last year....

 

 

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