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    pennsylvania gold ???

    any one pan for gold in PA ?? i've been on the susquhanna river 2 years back and found 3 specs of flour gold . not much...but who has found gold in pa.......northeast pa ?

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    Re: pennsylvania gold ???

    I have found some in Southwestern PA

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    Re: pennsylvania gold ???

    Ha ha... I live in Northeast PA too and have wondered the same thing. A few years ago I tried panning in the Susquehanna and found a few tiny gold-like specks that were too small to identify. I've also tried panning creeks near Meshoppen and Caudersport, with basically similar results. It's been fun to try but the results are really not too encouraging, so I now go out looking for artifacts instead. But please keep me/us informed if you have any luck!
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    A few weeks ago I mentioned to my brother how searching for gold seems interesting and I jokingly said I bet there's gold in the stream behind my house. Well, he bought me a plastic pan and I'm loving it. I can't find anything but I am now a gold panner! .
    I'm a few miles north of Pittsburgh and I have a really nice stream running through my yard. From all I've read though I'm not going to find any gold here. The geography of our region isn't right I guess. I'm going to buy some gold laden concentrate just so I can experience what it's like to have gold in my pan.
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    Re: pennsylvania gold ???

    Try http://goldstrikepaydirt.com/About_G...e_Paydirt.html for your panning pay dirt. It is run by a friend of mine here in Colorado. You can have the legit panning experience for a reasonable price :-)
    ...it is too about havin' the gold!

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    Re: pennsylvania gold ???

    Try Pine Creek,or Cornwall,Pennsylvania.
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    Re: pennsylvania gold ???

    were's pine creek ??

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    Re: pennsylvania gold ???

    I am here in Williamsport and have panned in the area here and there is one creek localy that I have been told small nuggets have been found . I have found flour gold in the lycoming creek and the loyalsock. oh and one nugget in lycoming. remember to look where the creek slows at the inside of a bend and that is the most likly spot to pan. also watch to see where the ice melts last and it might be a good spot also.
    ole_grisley

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    hi i live in williamsport near lycoming creek. i have found some specks of gold but not much .i have been panning alot of streams ,but no luck can u give me some pointers or help me out a bit i could use it thank u

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    my phone number is 570 -490-5916 its brad, interested in anyone that could help me out in the williamsport area ,maybee im not lookn in the right spot or not diggn deep enough just not sure ,i know its out there

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    Like several others here, I would like to go panning/digging somewhere in Pennsylvania. I live in Johnstown (Cambria county) but seeing that flash in my pan would definitely make a few hour drive worth it. If anyone is interested in getting together one of these days, shoot me a PM, or email me at HighOct4ne@comcast.net.

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    hi all just found this site n me and a buddy are gonna get the metal detectors and go out this weekend i dont know if anyone is interested in joining us i live in factoryville if anyone is interested let me know would be happy to meet some people that are interested in searching lemme know thanks

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    Hiii friends...

    Gold Occurrences in Pennsylvania
    Pennsylvania has a long and rich tradition of mining especially for anthracite and bituminous coal as well as iron. What is not generally known however is the state is also produced a considerable amount of gold. It has a well-trained workforce of miners many of whom have a tendency to be prospectors. Because of this some iron miners down around Cornwall have actually produced more than 61,000 ounces of gold while they were mining the magnetite iron ore. Aside from the mine at Cornwall another mine that reportedly produced gold from magnetite was the Grace mine in Morgantown.

    There were a series of three openings to the iron deposit in Cornwall located at Big Hill, Middle Hill and Grassy Hill that were originally owned by the Cornwall Ore Banks Co., but were eventually owned by Bethlehem Steel who eventually closed the mines in 1979. This deposit of magnetite was produced by the replacement of limestone by hydrothermal activity during the Jurassic from a diabase intrusive, so in effect the deposit is a skarn.

    The eastern part of the state is covered with crystalline rocks producing potential gold lodes as well as placer gold. This gold weathers out of the crystalline rocks and is collected in the rivers and streams of eastern Pennsylvania. This is not the only source of gold however, in the northern part of the state the last glacier left placer gold in the terminal moraines found in Pennsylvania.

    There are several streams producing placer gold that came in Lancaster and York Counties in glaciers that have advanced into the state during the past million years. Any of these glaciers were capable of bringing gold down from Canada where one of the richest gold belts the world the Abitibi is found in Québec and Ontario. According to some geologists there have been as many as 24 episodes of glaciation that have affected the northern part of the United States in the past 2.5 million years.
    Although the eastern part of the state is mostly covered with crystalline rocks that produce gold as lode gold that weathers out so it becomes placer gold that collects in the rivers and streams found in eastern Pennsylvania.
    One of the places where gold has been found is along the Susquehanna River where it has been found as both nuggets and flakes of gold. Generally Wyoming County has been a good place to look for gold as well as in the surrounding counties. In York County placer gold is associated with the deposits of diabase that make up the tops of many ridges. The action of weathering releases the gold from bedrock allowing it to migrate downhill into the streams and rivers in the area.
    During the Civil War the great battle at Gettysburg was fought on some of these diabase ridges with names like Little Round Top or Cemetery Ridge. There is no doubt that the rivers and streams around the Gettysburg Battle Site undoubtedly contain gold.
    The best way to find out where the gold is in Pennsylvania is to research old newspapers and town histories. The state only keeps track of commercial mining operations and not that of individual prospectors. Old newspapers are often the source of stories about where one of the local citizens has found gold in their town.
    Helpful Links:
    Gold Pennsylvania prospecting, Gold Pennsylvania Prospecting | Mining & Metallurgy
    Eastern Gold, Gold Prospecting in the East

    Jeri Jones Home Page - Jones Geological Services

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    There are several gold prospecting clubs that are active in Pennsylvania that can supply more information about Pennsylvania gold.

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    Hey yall. Im here in Chester county. Im looking for any information about the panning abilities here. I Have a nice looking creek not too far from here, but havent found anything yet. Little experianced in the prospecting field. Last adventure was at Lynx Creek near Prescot, AZ. Just joined the GPAA this year and am irritated that there were not any available areas hee in PA. Did notice that there are some possabilities in northarn MD though and some good research around the Lancaster area. Someone hit me up and lets get our heads together

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