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  1. #1
    Oct 2012
    Butler pa

    Gold prospecting in butler county pa

    Does anyone know a place where I can gold prospect in butler pa I am new to prospecting

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  2. #2
    Sep 2012
    Western Pa.
    Whites XLT
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I would check for Pa. Laws before attempting that . I've never tried it .

  3. #3

    Apr 2007
    Clearfield Pa. and Oak Ridge ,Nova Scotia
    GPL , 2 box, Dowsing Rods, Long Range Locators, Radar & a lot more
    864 times
    You brought up a good question and I have the answer. My lawers set down Nov 1, 2012 with DCNR's lawers in Harrisburg to talk about the laws on Treasure Hunting in Pa. and this was one of our questions. Ted Boriski from the Mineral section said there is a lot of people now that the price of gold has gone up that are paning for gold and it is OK and you get to keep it all. This falls under the hobby law. Treasure Hunting is a hobby to if you have a hand held detector and you go into the earth a few inches. If someone does like we do and go with bigger drilling equipment and GPL's and Radar and Long Range Locators on a bigger scale then we have to be bonded. With a bond we have to tell them were we are and when we are in the woods. If you pan in Pa. it is good to let them know were you are to show good trust but if you get bigger with equipment and dig then you need a bond. They said gold has been found in all parts of Pa. I hope this helps.
    Last edited by FinderKeeper; Nov 17, 2012 at 04:26 PM.

  4. #4
    Sep 2007
    100 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Maybe there is gold in Connecticut that is worth searching for.

  5. #5

    Dec 2003
    Western Schuylkill County
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    24082 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    Gold panning is allowed in most places that I'm aware of, along rivers & public creeks & streams

    However panning is not allowed in State Game lands or in PA State Parks.

    I am pretty sure Gold Panning is listed as allowed in PA State forests
    use of sluices may not be allowed, not sure

  6. #6
    Oct 2007
    Northeastern PA
    F-75, Fisher 1280x, Explorer II, DFX, V3i, XP Deus
    11 times
    Metal Detecting
    You can use a sluice too... just nothing motorized though. If you want to use a dredge, you need to apply for a permit. Here is a link to the DEP fact sheet (right hand column). Hope this helps!

    Last edited by bodkin55; Nov 29, 2012 at 08:06 PM.
    HH - Bodkin55

  7. #7

    Nov 2012
    Come to VT! The gold.is better!



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