Oct 30, 2012, 10:23 AM
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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Nov 05, 2012, 09:53 AM
I would check for Pa. Laws before attempting that . I've never tried it .
Nov 17, 2012, 05:15 PM
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 05:26 PM.
Nov 26, 2012, 06:56 PM
Maybe there is gold in Connecticut that is worth searching for.
Nov 26, 2012, 07:12 PM
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
Nov 29, 2012, 08:50 PM
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 09:06 PM.
HH - Bodkin55
Nov 29, 2012, 09:27 PM
Come to VT! The gold.is better!
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