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    Gem Hunting in Indiana?

    Hello. New to the site.

    Signed on to learn a bit more about gem hunting. I'm also wonder if there are any places in Indiana or surrounding states to do any sort of gem hunting. I'm a complete n00b at this so any information is helpful.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Jan 2006

    Re: Gem Hunting in Indiana?

    There are gemstones to be found in Indiana however they are not commonly found because Indiana is not known for large deposits of them.In the northern half of the state search the stream beds and gravel pits.The gravel deposits were transported by glaicers from Canada.Garnets,sapphires, and diamonds have been found in them,gold has been found also.

    In the Hoosier National Forest rocks may be removed for personal use and gold may be panned in the streams.

    I would suggest contacting a local rogkhounding club.


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    Jan 2007
    eastern Oklahoma
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    Re: Gem Hunting in Indiana?

    Welcome, It's a fun hobby, Fossis........................
    fossil hunter Indian Artifact collector MDer Antique collector

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    Mar 2010
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    Re: Gem Hunting in Indiana?

    I have found 3 very small diamonds and a few good size garnets while sluicing and high-banking on NW Indiana creeks in my free time, with only using all home built stuff....
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    Cappy Z.

    Re: Gem Hunting in Indiana?

    Welcome to TN..and what a nice sluice box!

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    Jul 2014
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    thanks for the list guys. it'll really help me.
    Last edited by Svverwter; Aug 26, 2014 at 09:43 AM.



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