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  1. #1
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    Mar 2008
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    Has anyone ever heard of any precious stone mines in Pa.

    I'm in the Philly area and just wondering if anyone has heard of any successful precious stone mines in Pa?

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    Re: Has anyone ever heard of any precious stone mines in Pa.

    no MInes but

    In CHESTER COUNTY
    Gold, Copper, Silver, Nickel,beryl & Amethyst can be found

    BEDFORD COUNTY
    you can Pay to Dig Quartz, amethyst,feldspar,tourmaline,dolomite, pyrite,
    galena,sphalerite,calcite, and smithanite

    BLAIR COUNTY
    pay to dig areas for quartz,galena,smithanite, and sphalerite

    and MIFFLIN COUNTY
    Fresh water pearls are found along the Juniata.

    HUNTINGDON COUNTY
    sphalerite,amethyst,Quartz, tourmaline,feldspar,dolomite,pyrite,calcite,
    andsmithonite at pay to dig sites

    JEFFERSON COUNTY
    Petrified Wood & Jasper near the City of SO. Bethlehem off 29

    ARMSTRONG COUNTY
    Petrified Wood & Jasper near the City of SO. Bethlehem off 29

    On the Pay sites you will need to search the internet
    These listed are According to the GPAA

    I have no Proof

  3. #3
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    Mar 2008
    Near Philly
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    Re: Has anyone ever heard of any precious stone mines in Pa.

    I had no idea this state contained much more then coal. With the exception of my military time, I've lived in southern Montgomery county all my life and had just never heard of any precious metal mines around here. The tourmaline mine sounds cool, I'd like to take my kids to a pay to dig tourmaline mine, I think they would get a kick out of it. Thanks for the leads Jeff

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    Re: Has anyone ever heard of any precious stone mines in Pa.

    Also Gold

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  5. #5
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    Oct 2007
    Chester County, PA
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    Re: Has anyone ever heard of any precious stone mines in Pa.

    I have a few spots depending on what you are looking for. I started rock, minerals and gems before I started detecting. I've also done the NC gem mines.

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    Re: Has anyone ever heard of any precious stone mines in Pa.

    Same here, as far as being in to minerals and such before detecting. Remember saving up my paper route money to buy a rock pick I know of a spot that I have found some decent quartz crystals. There is a stone wall in Exton that you used to be able to get garnets from. Today you would be taking your life in your hands (right on busy section of R. 100) but it could be done still. lots of fools gold... Always wanted to try panning for gold but not really any local spots that I know of.


    Brian
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  7. #7
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    Re: Has anyone ever heard of any precious stone mines in Pa.

    Quote Originally Posted by baspinall
    Always wanted to try panning for gold but not really any local spots that I know of.


    Brian
    any of these near You ?

    http://miningold.com/states/pa.html

  8. #8
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    Mar 2008
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    Re: Has anyone ever heard of any precious stone mines in Pa.

    I'd give the rock wall a shot, lord knows I've done a lot of stupider things. Thats a cool link Jeff, never would have thought about gold in this part of the state.

  9. #9
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    Oct 2007
    Chester County, PA
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    Re: Has anyone ever heard of any precious stone mines in Pa.

    I've read that many streams in PA have small traces of gold.

  10. #10
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    Aug 2007
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    Re: Has anyone ever heard of any precious stone mines in Pa.

    That link you supplied Jeff talks about the glacial drift. I wonder, since Moraine State Park is where the glacial drift supposedly stopped, if that would be a place to check out?
    Al
    I think...therefore I am.

  11. #11

    Feb 2008
    Western Pennsylvania
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    Re: Has anyone ever heard of any precious stone mines in Pa.

    Before anyone high-tails it to Bedford County's pay to dig place, best try to loacate it before hand. A few of my friends wanted to go there but after a long hard search could find no such place.
    As for gold being in Moraine State Park, "Gold is where you find it". You go north of there to the west side of Greenville, a gold club has found small amounts of glacial on their property.

  12. #12
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    Feb 2010
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    I know this is an old thread, but I used to live in Chester Country. On our farm we could find nice amethyst crystals, some gem quality. The farm was about 5 miles west of west chester off rt 322. We also had a farm field south or west chester where we could find beryl crystals. They were pale green. All of theses finds were a result of searching for arrowheads. Unfortunately both of these spots are housing developments now. Our arrowhead collections are large, myself my brother, and cousin. Our uncles and grandfather before them before found all the large tomahawks and large tools. Stuff they could see while working the fields.

 

 

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