Monday, February 16, 2009

Gold Nuggets In New Hampshire




Wild Ammonoosuc River NH

Hello to everyone interested in Gold Prospecting in
New Hampshire.


Yes there is gold In New Hampshire, Surprised! I was when I found out. I was collecting fossils down south, and when I moved to NH I found out there was no fossils, I had to find a new hobby. I was poking around on the internet and boom there it was, find gold in NH. Since then I found out there is not alot of information about prospecting in NH. So I'm going to in the next few weeks sit down and write Tips,Tricks and locations for finding gold in New Hampshire. New Hampshire has many brooks, rivers and streams to start your adventure.
3-5-2009 UPDATE
So I was up on the Wild Ammonoosuc on this past thursday, Yes the river was covered in snow and Ice. However after walking the edge of the river for a few hundred feet "very dangerous could fall thru ice if not carefull" I found a spot where there was no Ice. It was perfect I could dig some dirt out of this hole. There was a nice rock that I was able to dig under and pull out 2 five gallon buckets worth of dirt. Well lugging the dirt back to my truck was no easy task, deep snow and they were heavy. I got a chance to check the river out, boy it looks different in the winter. The Ice and snow rides a foot or so higher then the water, making the river like a ice cave. As I looked around I could remember how much fun I had there last summer and How I really could not wait for all the snow to melt to get going again this summer. So I packed up my dirt and was on my way home, about a 2 hour ride south of here.
So on my way home I was wondering if there was any gold in the dirt I just gathered. I figured I would go home and fill a wheel barrel full of water, and then use my gold pan in the water to pan out the dirt. Well I got home and filled the wheel barrel up and started panning. To my surprise after panning the 2 buckets worth of dirt, there was some gold. Now it wasn't alot but there was 10 little specs hanging out near the edge of my blue gold pan. I was surprised because it wasnt like I could of dug dirt from any location of the river, it was frozen. So I had a big smile on my face, that I had just found some gold in the winter time in New Hampshire. Now I got this idea of winter prospecting from a guy on youtube who was doing this in alaska. If you do this becarefull and use your head, you don't want to fall thru the ice or get trapped and no one around to help you out.
HERE ARE SOME GOLD LOCATIONS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
WILD AMMONOOSUC RIVER IN BATH
TUNNEL BROOK IN I BELIVE IN BENTON
PETTY BROOK IN LANDAFF
PETTYBORO BROOK NEAR LISBON AND LYMAN AREA
THESE BROOKS AND RIVERS ARE ALL PRETTY MUCH CLOSE TO EACH OTHER, ANY OTHER BROOKS IN THIS AREA COULD CONTAIN GOLD.
I HAVE ALSO FOUND GOLD IN THE ASHUELOT RIVER THAT IS NORTH OF KEENE IN SURRY.
THE BAKER RIVER FROM THE POLAR CAVES AND AS FAR NORTH AS WENTWORTH AND WARREN. TAKE ROUTE 25 TO WEAR IT SPLITS TO 118 TAKE THE RIGHT ON 118 AND DRIVE A FEW MINUTES UNTIL YOU CROSS A SMALL BRIDGE. PARK THERE AND THATS A GOOD SPOT TO PAN FOR GOLD.
HALLS BROOK HAS GOLD, THAT IS A FEW MILES NORTH OF THE POLAR CAVES AND TAKE A LEFT ON NORTH GROTON ROAD, THAT ROAD FOLLOWS HALLS BROOK.
THE BEEBE RIVER
GALE RIVER
MAD RIVER
BROOKS OR RIVERS NEAR CROYDON MOUNTIAN NEAR CORNISH
DEAD DIAMOND RIVER
INDIAN STREAM
MOHAWK RIVER
STREAMS AND RIVERS NEAR DIXVILLE NOTCH AND KIDDERVILLE
I WILL GET MORE LOCATIONS SOON

189 comments:

  1. Nice blog! I am also a Wild AM prospector. I have a Blog on Goldbay.com called New England Prospecting...check it out. I'll be up there June 27th with a bunch of friends...introducing them to the fine art of "Diggin' the Wild". I will bookmark your blog.....KEEP THE POSTS COMING!
    Jim

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    1. i have found over 219 grams of gold in the form of flakes,pickers,if don't know what pickers are they are tiny nuggets and i have found a nice gold nugget weighing 47 and a half grams i use a honda 4 inch suction allow by the state of new hampshire don't get caught not having your permit on you otherwise you can be arrested specially new hampshire have nothing better else to do to harass folks who are minding our business searching for gold in the river bed in bath.I know of a spot that has a huge gold vein in the rock are try taking a hunk off but know luck.I can't use dynamite,need a special permit for that and i don't think the state will allow that for that spot i even try using a pick ax i got some pieces off but not the chunk i wanted.I measure the gold vein it's 53 and 2 inches long by 6 and a inch wide embedded in the huge rock can you tell me how i can remove some of the gold vein.It's half submerge underwater the boulder covering in river weeds thank you this spot is a secret spot in new hampshire where i been finding alot of gold.In 4 years every other weekend i been going to this spot and found over 219 grams of pure gold haven't sold it i just like to looked at it in the vials i have

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  2. Hello, My name is Bryan Custance, I am an amateur prospector and I am not having much luck finding the gold. Your blog has been very helpfull but I learn best by doing, so I am looking for someone to go with. I live in Sanbornton N.H.. Sounds like you live around the same area and I dont know any one else who is into prospecting. If you are interested my email is bdcustance@yahoo.com Thanks!

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    1. My Name Is Nathan Tate, Im intersted in gold panning the small streams through out NH that i grew up fishing in. If your interested in maybe going with Myself and my friend jay sometime drop me an email at Tateshotdogcaboose@gmail.com. hope to hear from soon Bryan, have a good one

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    2. if you want to go to find alot of gold nuggets you are welcome to come with me,or i can meet you and you can follow my secret spot am not greedy it's all about having fun in the outdoors.And you can help me with my gas dredge to the river bank and i will split the gold 50 50,in 5 hours of dredging in this spot we can make over one ounce of pure gold.I carry my gold scale that weighs in grams penney weights or ounces it's a pocket scale run by triple aaa's batteries end of the day we will share the gold as i said 50 50 you can keep your gold or sell it in north conway new hampshire,the buyer pays $39.00 per gram.so for instance your end of the share is 21 grams the buyer will give you $819.00 a check that you go to there bank and cash it on the save day if your interested give me a call at 16037178801 take note pack a lunch and a small cooler for beers or soda and you can bring your dogs or family with you

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    3. Have you been panning yet this year? How are the rivers? nickirose1984@yahoo.com

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    4. I live in Lebanon NH My first true love lived in Swiftwater NH. I am very familiar with the area. I would love to meet up with you and do some prospecting. Give me a call. Rick 603-298-8177

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    1. you can buy a sluice on the internet or at the twin river campground store but they have a selection of one so I recommend going on the internet.

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    2. twin river campground in epsom NH?

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    3. You can get a sluice on ebay, I heard theres laws regarding the use of sluice boxes in NH, I guess the water cant be owned but the river bed is property of the the land owner so to dig a hole to gather material to feed through the sluice is against the law. You may want to look it up, Im pretty sure that as long as you get permission from the land owner your in the clear, but im not sure cause it also mentioned something about disturbing the eco system of the river by sturing up setiments. Just cover all your bases first, I don't want to see anyone get into trouble. Nathan Tate

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    4. type in gold mining equipment on the net that should help you out good luck

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  4. I was just up there on the Wild Am and did ok for the 2 days I spent knee-deep in the water. We did give Tunnel Brook a try but it was not what I had hoped. Best results were just upstream from the campground there on Wild Am. As for the campground - we got a cabin and it was very nice, and the folks that run the place are super folks.

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  5. How is everyone doing out there this summer? Any luck?

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  6. tried halls brook mad river and all along tripoli road. even climed a rivulet and dug a bucket. No luck so far. looking for a fat nugget. going out to the western side fo the state to give it a try next week. Yella Metal

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  7. how is everyone summer, from south nh, i'm lookign for a nice place to go gold panning up north around bath, any ideas

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    1. you should try the the Amonusic and the wild Amonusic not shore if I spelled that right but you should be able to find it on the internet . they are both right next to the twin river camp ground in bath NH for permission ask denis at the camp store if you are not staying at the camp I think that there is a fee for prospecting on the camp side.

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  8. So if you find Gold in a Stream or River and you do not own the Property who's Gold is it ?

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    1. You should really have permission from the land owner befor going on thir property

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  9. A "property owner" can simply own "real" property in NH - real property defined as land, buildings and all rights below/above them. Waterways, I believe, are public property in NH... that is unless you own all access points (land surrounding) the waterway, pond, or lake. This is why you need to receive permission from a landowner to cross their land on the way to a waterway... otherwise you're trespassing on their land as you cross it. Who owns the gold in a waterway... to my knowledge, those rights are determined by the State. NH has determined that that gold panning is permitted in NH waterways, therefore providing to the public "simple rights" to it's contents, example "the fish" (though a daily limit) by methods of fishing. Hope the info is helpfull... you may want to check with a Realtor to verify "property rights" in NH.

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    1. All minerals in a stream are owned by the land owner of the land that is beside the river. The water and fish are the states, but the minerals are not, that goes for VT and NH. So that is why you NEED permission, with no permission you are technically steeling the land owners minerals. All this info is in the states prospecting gold download.

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  10. Hello everyone!
    towards the end of the summer I have started to pick up the side hobby of scouring the rivers and streams for some decent colors. I am in southern NH (Sandown) and have been looking to test the grounds around the local area, instead of making a rather long trip up north. To my surprise with some study you can locate some small amounts in local rivers ( such as the Exeter river, with a little patience). What's a hobby without a little devotion eh? I found that when looking to pick a spot for the future, try and visit it during a day when there is some decent overflow. During this overflow look for spots that are on the inside of a bend and plan for when the water receeds a little bit. Best of Luck!

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  11. Need to clarify statements made earlier about private property and who owns the gold. The property above the camp ground is private property and the land owner owns both sides and the bed of the river. I checked with N.H. DES and they stated any minerals extracted from private property, like this one, belongs to the property owner. They said, the property owner will more than likely give you permission to prospect there, but you have to ask and I believe you have to have written permission.

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  12. up here in conway lookig for fello prospectors to go with. i find gold most places i look. some have more than others .there are a lot of places nobody has looked .hard to reach areas. these areas i have intrest in .looking to buy a dredge .the gold you will find in this state is deep .go down about 2 to 3 feet .thats where it is plentiful lurch42074@aol.com

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  13. Although there are public waters in the state of NH the Wild Ammonoosuc is not classified as public waters. Land under a stream that is not public is owned privately and you need permission in these cases. Don't be fooled, do your research. Even in the White Mountain National Forest there are private land holdings. Rail Ghost

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  14. For equipment such as pans sluices and classifiers there are 2 places to buy. Streeters Electronics in Marlborough NH 0n Rt 101. He has a web site. pretty much Streeters is open year round If your in the area drop by. If you are traveling some distance you may want to call first.
    Twin Mountain Campground at the junction of Rt 302 and 112 in Bath NH.
    Rail Ghost

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  15. Great page, got into prospecting in ca, moved back to nh, usually go to baker, found about 2 ounces in past 3 years, let me know if you have interest in heading out, I live in Concord Thanks, Brandon
    brdnbowers@aol.com

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  16. Hey folks, new to prospecting. Live in Plymouth and am on the Baker from time to time as well as the Swift Diamond.
    Looking to get some pointers from people with more experience.
    Dave
    dave@nhlandman.com

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    1. Hi Dave I Didnt Know You Were Into Panning. I'm Looking At Trying a Hand at it this Spring,I Could Use Some pointer's Also. Let me Know How You Make Out.....Dave OMara

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  17. Heya People
    Been thinking of Panning for the first time for me and the misses. Moved from WA and based now in Hampton. Since I was laid off, might as well enjoy panning for Gold for a part time job, ha ha ha! any hints where to start.
    Happy Panning!
    Regards,
    Jeff

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    1. Hi Jeff, I have a few scoops of Hampton Beach sand I have been trying to process.

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  19. got a nice .2 gram picker last week on the wild. going back up to my spot this weekend :)
    good luck all

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  20. Hello all,
    Another beginner here from the Dover area. Like a few others here I'd like to get some pointers and info on locations. If anyone is going out and would like some company let me know.

    Thanx,

    Dan danbrown03868@gmail.com

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  21. The Latest news From the Gold Prospectors of America (GPAA) is that there is a chapter forming in NH. I think the person that is forming this and doing the leg work is in Barrington NH. The other thing to look for is The Nutmeg (CT) Chapter of the GPAA is planing a get together At Twin Rivers Campground, Bat NH over the Summer. The Nutmeg chapter has a website. Look there for details.
    Steve
    Rail ghost I can be contacted via the GPAA or Streeters Electronics forums

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  22. Rail ghost, Thanx for the info...
    Here's the link for the get together at Twin Rivers Campground. Also some good info on the site.
    http://negoldprospecting.wordpress.com/2010/03/23/the-big-dig-ii-july-30-aug-2/

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  23. Went up to the Wild Am last weekend. We stayed at Twin Rivers campground and had a blast! The folks at the campground were amazing and I highly recomend staying there. We did some digging met a few other people prospecting who were very frendly and helpful. It was my first time out and with the help of the people I met and a guy who let me borrow a small sluice box I found some gold! Not much but it was something.

    Headed back up next weekend 6/4-5 with a new sluice box. We only went by the campground as it lookes like most of the river is posted. If any one knows of other areas that are ok let me know.

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    1. Hey Dan,
      I was born 'n bred in N H. now in N.E. Ga. Go to goldgold.com to see where I am heading in the spring.
      Good lookin' in the granite state, it's there.

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  24. Yes, Twin River is indeed a great place to camp and prospect. We'll be up there Father's Day as well as at the BIG DIG II at the end of July. It should be a great day to meet other prospectors and learn some great tips of finding color in the Wild AM!

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  25. Has anyone been in these places but used a metal detector instead?

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  26. I think the gold is so small that using a detector may be overkill. Most of the gold is down pretty deep in the riverbeds.

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  27. I agree the gold is small and is deep. We tried a detector up there and it was going bonkers. Lots of magnatite (black sand) and iron in the rocks.
    The Big Dig was a fun time. Met some good folks.
    Steve
    Rail ghost

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  28. All,
    I've created a facebook page to help get us prospectors together.
    When I made it I didn’t realize it was the same name as this blog… sorry…
    Anyways I thought it would be easier to stay in touch real time on facebook and everyone is welcome to post any info they have as well as photos.

    Hope to see you there.

    Dan

    http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/group.php?gid=108717859180115&ref=ts

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  29. I have no panning equipment and I live in Coventry,R.I. I would like to go on 9-1-2010 to Twin Rivers Campground! For now my wife and I would like to begin with the basic equipment, would it be more economical to purchase the basics online or purchase them up there? My e-mail is tourvillep@yahoo.com

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  30. Believe it or not, one of the best places to buy panning equipment online is akmining.com as they have quite low shipping prices for online sales even though they are in Alaska.

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  31. Just for an example, check the following prices on gold pans:

    http://www.akmining.com/cart/plasticpans.htm

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  32. Staying in North Conway this Saturday any suggestions on were to go panning for gold? This will be our 1st time. I am nervous about ending up on private property. We are from Massachusetts.

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  33. New comer to gold prospecting, went up to Bath NH and stayed on the wild AM river at Twin River Campground, very nice place to stay and the owners where great and helpful they also sell a wide variety of gold prospecting equipment at there store, not sure if we found any gold but took home a couple of buckets from the river and will sift and pan them at home, the time spent with the kids was great and will be doing it more often.

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  34. Wow, cool web site! Im from MA and new to "prospecting" and actually my kids and I are heading to ruggles mine Fri. We are camping in Allenstown tomorrow and I was thinking how neat it would be to try panning for gold while we're up here. Does anyone know of any safe place to pan between Allenstown and Grafton? Thanks!

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  35. if one is panning for gold would using a metal dector work? i new some people years ago that used a simple metel dector and have found gold.
    and another way that is supposed to work is take a 12 inch fishing line and tie one end to a small baloon and put 3 small crimp on fishing weights to it and let it float down the stream and watch where it stops. i presume lead has simular spacific gravity as gold.
    where do you take the gold to sell it Or cash it in? WHAT GOOD IS IT TO HAVE ALL THAT GOLD WHEN THEIR IS NOPLACE TO SELL IT (DON,T SUGGEST CASH FOR GOLD) I HAV TRIED ALL THE JULREY SHOPS IN LACONIA AND GILFORD , ETC ,ETC ,THEY MIGHT TAKE ONLY JEWELRY GOLD NOT THE REAL STUFF ALL I HEAR IS CAN,T BE BOTHERED TO ASSEY IT. SO WHAT INFO CAN YOU SEND MY WAY TO MAKE IT WORTH PANNING FOR.?

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  36. Midwest Refinery is on the Internet: http://midwestrefineries.com/
    They are current paying 95% of spot price and will take any quantity.

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  37. So I live on Cape Cod, and I know that some placer gold was pushed into the North West of Ma. is it possible that it might have been pushed closer to the Cape and still be around? (ya I dont want to drive forever to pick up a few grains of gold lol)I do very well with my metal detector on the beaches here for coins and jewelery and thought I might try panning for fun too.

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  38. There is some gold in the Blackstone River between Worcester and Cumberland, RI. My mother's cousin lived on the Lyon Farm in Foster, RI. His wife still wears a piece of quartz with gold stringers in it that came from a vein on that farm. I would dig into crevices in bedrock in any stream in eastern MA and pan out the scrapings. Gold is where you find it!!!

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  39. I LIVE IN ROCHESTER,N.H.,ARE THERE ANY PLACES
    TO PAN SAY AROUND THE MOOSE MT. OR OSSIPEE,N.H.
    AREA OR MAYBE EVEN WAKEFEILD,N.H.? NEW AT THIS
    AND AT 64 YEARS OLD LEGS NOT WHAT THEY USED TO
    BE BUT RETIRED AND GOING TO TRY!THANKS
    WALT

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    1. im from ossipee/wakefield ive heard some stories about panning in ossipee. if your interested let me know email is dstymonster@aim.com

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  40. I was on the baker river last week did a few test pans,the river was high and it was raining,I did find a few flakes. It is a place to keep in mind for some serious prospecting.

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  41. Walt I would just like to say try any river or stream in NH especially if it runs out of the mountains, its a great hobby and good luck.

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  42. hey, I just wanted to know how would you know if the area is a private property or not? Or I can pan in any mountain river?

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  43. If there is a house near by go knock on the door. Or talk to the locals.If you go on private land you need to get permission.

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  44. Walt,

    I also live in Rochester. I just started prospecting this year but I got out quite a bit and did ok. I don't think there's much gold locally but it's always worth picking around. I checked out the river by the dump and found nothing. I've read about gold by the beaches and checked out some streams my MT A in york but no luck. The Wild AM has been the best but like you I wish there was something closer.

    I've got a facebook page for prospecting if you want to check it out http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=108717859180115.

    Also my email is danbrown03868@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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  45. just started prospecting interested in location near seacoast area if any one can help be well appricated

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  46. Walt,
    I live in Wakefield, there's no real good streams here, haven't found anything yet, same goes for moose mountain. No dice. However, I found a few flakes in a stream in Ossipee ( don't know the name of the stream though) Also, in Wakefield there is an old quarry/ mica mine known as the Weeks Mine on Pickpocket Road. If you Google it you should find info on it. There is quartz , beryl, mica, maybe some tourmaline. Across the street there is a hill known as Mineral hill, it's posted I think, but there rumor is there was gold and silver found at one time somewhere on the hill. There are also some old silver mines in Acton, you'll find some quartz with silver in it if you look hard enough. I wouldn't expect to make a dining room set though... Hope this helps

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  47. I spent a week at the Twin River Campground last summer. It was great I worked my butt off and did find some gold. It was much better than in Vermont where I was the week before. I am headed there again this comimg spring hopefully after the spring freshet is done. Does anyone know the best time early in the season? I am from Ontario and really like the "Wild". Its a great place and the campground people are super. Hope everyone has a merry Christmas. Harold

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  48. Hi every body! I live near manchester New Hampshire and am interested in like alot of people are, in panning for gold. Can someone help me get started? I am a newbie and could use some guidance as to where to start looking for gold and how to go about finding nuggets, deposits and ect. I'd like to learn how to pan for gold. please help.

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  49. from walt in rochester,n.h.-
    anyone try any panning in the pawtuckaway
    mountain area? I have read of posible gold
    prospects in the area but I do not know the
    area very well,just where the public beach
    is located.ITS TO COLD TO PAN GOLD FOR ME
    BUT GREAT TO TALK ABOUT IT.GOING WELL BELOW
    ZERO TONIGHT.STAY WARM,SPRING IS COMING!
    WALT

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  50. I live in Dover NH. and was wondering if there was any place to pan for gold within 10 miles of this town anybody know of anyplace.

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  51. I live in Milford. I just picked up my first panning kit from Cabelas in maine.

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  52. The closest place to dover is the Ossipee Mt range. There was a gold mine there years ago. Chances are you will find some gold in the brooks near by

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  53. My dad lives on Clear stream in Errol. Should i give it a try or is their some place more productive close by?

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  54. Does anyone know of any place pot pan around Windham, NH? Am interested in starting up after reading this blog.

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  55. im new at gold panning in n.h. and am interested in any info any one would be willing to give thanks..David

    morrilldavid@yahoo.com

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  56. As a prospecting novice myself, I found YouTube helpful, good to hear the many perspectives and see what other folks have come up with for sluicing and panning. I think I have finally decided on a "contraption" that will work for me...we'll see how it works in practice, but I think I'm gonna focus on "efficiently categorizing" out in the field and bring the conectrates back to camp (or the garage) for refined sluicing for flour/placer gold.

    Can't wait for Spring, have a camping trip planned already up near the Ammonoosuc.

    SteelerFanChris@yahoo.com

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  57. love you blogs i live in east Rochester and planing to got to CA 4 AT least 3 to 4 months

    lived there wen i was younger and since iv set up gold mines and did some overseeing and
    enyway i no a litol
    but this area i no and got a camp need 1 peson to go or 2 to split bills and supplies

    e me at lastcardbilly@yayoo.com all intr not to good a typen sorry camping harcore Prospecting like 6 day trips frome the camp im renting email me if you want in on this trip

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  58. Nice to see all of the relevant (NH) posts. Have had gold fever since I spent some years in Colorado gold country. Brought my enthusiasm back to my home here in the Mount Washington Valley. Just ordered a nice sluice box last night, and am already itching for opportunities to wash some gravel. This year I'm starting near Ossipee, and Dixville Notch. Might even try some of my favorite fishing pockets in Pinkham and Crawford Notches. Traces of gold are almost everywhere. The Appalachian Mountains are ancient compared to the Rockies, and one needs to be clever when guessing at spots, study topo maps and imagine where the glaciers made the cuts. Check streams in Rumney too, I've had luck there.

    I love to talk gold with others that have the bug.

    Email:cjsinbartlett@gmail.com

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  59. Hey, imlooking for a for a 50% partner, call me 6035483904 or email jonzajacwork@gmail.com and ill tell you what im thinking

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  60. I'm new to prospecting and was looking for a place to go near Merrimack nh

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  61. looking for someone to head out with, I have been prospecting for years, usually Baker River area with sluice, if you are interested in exploring some new areas, email me at brdnbowers@aol.com

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  62. I am new to panning I am in Thornton,NH I-93 exit 28 lots of water around to check out we found a few flakes thus far but no nuggets yet.I watched a lot of youtube videos bought a panning kit from ebay $30,bought some alaska gold paydirt for practice and also bought a bazooka sluice.there is a great comparison video on youtube for the bazooka sluice.HAPPY PANNING !

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  63. WENT TO THE WILD AM.RAINING SO I DECIDED TO TAKE TWO 5 GALLON BUCKETS OF CONCENTRATES HOME TO PAN OUT WHEN THE WEATHER CLEARED ON SUNDAY FOUND 19 PIECES OF GOLD ONLY SMALL SPECS WHEN I WASHED OUT THE BLACK SAND IN A BUCKET AND A HALF BEFORE IT STARTED RAINING HERE AND THAT WAS OUT OF A HOLE THAT SOMEONE ALREADY STARTED THERE IS STILL GOLD THERE AND YOU WILL FIND SOME IF YOU GO THERE.HAPPY PANNING !JUNE 12 2011

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  64. I live in Southern New Hampshire. Am very interested in learning to pan for gold but not sure where good places are to go, I guess like everyone else. lol Are there any proven places to go pan for gold in southern NH?

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  65. are you near the exeter river in exeter.nh ?

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  66. what about the ashuelot river ?

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  67. Hi all. Just found this sit. I love it. I live in Plymouth, NH. and would like to get into prospecting. I would love to go out with someone. Please let me know! g_van_buskirk@yahoo.com (603)966-1663
    Thanks very much - Greg

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  68. Does anyone still use this website/Board? Sure would like to talk to prospectors! Please see my message above. Thanks - Greg

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  69. WATCH SOME VIDEOS ON PANNING ON YOU TUBE AND THE ONES ON WHERE TO FIND GOLD

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  70. I will watch them. Thank you for any advice! I saw where there was some good places around, and north, of the Polar Caves. Can anyone give me anymore specifics about that place? It is very close to me, in Plymouth NH. Thanks, and I will take any advice from all of you. I also want to go out with anyone that will take me! g_van_buskirk@yahoo.com (603)960-1663
    Greg Van Buskirk

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  71. THERE IS A CREEK HALLS BROOK THAT RUNS ALONG HALLS BROOK RD.IN RUMNEY

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  72. hi every one i was play ing with the kids i baby sit in a strem behind a friends house in berlin N.H. and piked up a qurtiz rock that had flakes of gold in it. but now i cant find any more. dose any one no were there is a good spot in my area to pan or dig

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  73. HOW CLOSE ARE YOU TO THE GALE RIVER I93 EXIT 35 WEST ON THE WAY TO TWIN MTS.

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  74. SORRY THAT IS EAST TO TWIN MTS.ON I93 TO GO TO THE GALE RIVER

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  75. Mike Highbee's Propespectors Cache that is the site to go to for gold locations in your area also if you sign up for the New 49'er newsletter and get a 5-part series on Get The Gold for free and it will cost you a dime you'll definitely need to check this out it is an absolute must for all types of gold prospecting don't take my word for it check out this eye opening free material it has helped me let me know if it was a tremendous help to you as well. BAZOOKA

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  76. found a little gold at twin rivers campground back in late august. only had a pan and classifier. then went to plymouth park in vt and found flakes there also.

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  77. just got back from c.a 3 of us went we fownd over 12 troy we made out good going a gen in the winter but it a ruftrip but got to go snipe a few clames i no of

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  78. Any one ever pan in the Gorham Area? Tips and places to go there? Will be going for the first time next spring. Seems like a good time.

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  79. FOR ANY GOLD PANNING LOCATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES GO TO MIKE HIGBEES PROSPECTORS CACHE.COM BAZOOKA!

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  80. A NEW SLUICE ON EBAY CALLED A BUCKET SLUICE IT IT VERY LIGHT WEIGHT AND FASTENS TO A FIVE GALLON BUCKET HOOKS DIRECTLY TO A GARDEN HOSE AND YOU CAN USE THE SPICKET TO REGULATE THE PRESSURE I BOUGHT A WATER REGULATOR FOR MINE FROM THE LOCAL HARDWARE FOR ABOUT $3 then i bought a bilge pump 500 gph from ebay $27 so that i could recirculate the water and a storage container from walmart $12 made a jig to hold the sluice on top of the storage container had a piece of hose for the water hook up and already had a marine battery this thing works great saves on alot of panning i run about a three gallon bucket of material and pan one time.shame on you if you do not bring any material home to pan out i prospect one area and actually bring home material from a spot that is closer to where i park the car and i am finding some nice gold there as well.there is a video for the sluice on gold-n-sand.com called a bucket sluice concentrator.HAPPY PANNING !BAZOOKA !

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  81. I am a wanna be prospector with a gold pan and the fever. Were is a good spot to prospect that is not too far from the Manchester Area. I wish I could just hit the Merrimack river but have not heard of gold ever being found there. I was thinking about geting a sluice box but wanted to make sure I could actually find gold first.

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  82. GOLD CAN BE FOUND ON THE ASHUELOT RIVER NEAR SURRY AND GULF STREAM NEAR CHESTERFIELD ALSO DO A SEARCH ON COUCH BROOK IN FRANKLIN COUNTY IN MASS. WHICH IS WELL KNOWN FOR GOLD.BAZOOKA

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  83. only place ive had luck was the wild am near twin rivers campground.no luck on the baker at all.wish there were closer places to lawrence ma.long ride for small stuff.my only issue is trying 2 find a place where ya know ur not on someones property,nothings ever posted and even when u think ur in the middle of no where,it turns out,someone usually owns it,otherwise i believe i'd have great luck.Sure is fun bcuz ya never know.Done for the season unless theres a warm day i can get back up there again.if anyone's interested next spring and wants some company,get in touch here.Just got a small sluice,,it works really well.started last year with just a pan and bucket.always find good spots.JJ

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  84. I live in Manchester been looking for someone to go gold prospecting with some time. Not expecting to strike it rich, but sounds like a great time trying to .I got a few books, a gold pan was thinking of building or purchasing a sluice box.If anyone is interested please drop me a line.
    email sull29chesva@yahoo.com
    Thanks Bill.

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  85. Anybody ever find gold in some of the smaller streams outside of the greater Manchester area? I saw a few questions on previous posts but never saw any clear answers. There are many smaller streams throughout the country side out side of Manchester.
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  86. hello all... up here in canada.. would love to come down this fall and do some panning.. how is the water levels at this time of year..and is it okay to walk the rivers looking for gold, dont want to be caught trespassing...

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  87. HEY JJ:THERE IS A GREAT PLACE ALOT CLOSER TO YOU IN MASS. FRANKLIN COUNTY,COUCH BROOK,HAPPY PANNING,BAZOOKA!

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  88. ANONYMOUS IN CANADA:THE WATER LEVELS ARE GREAT THE WEATHER IS COOL SOME WARM DAYS STILL IN THE FIFTYS GREAT FOR PANNING HERE IN NH COME ON DOWN AND WET A PAN OR TWO. BAZOOKA!

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  89. BILL IN MANCHESTER:IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING A SLUICE MAY I SUGGEST TO YOU A BAZOOKA GOLD TRAP SLUICE YOU DO NOT HAVE TO CLASSIFY ANY MATERIAL DOWN TO RUN IT THROUGH A BAZOOKA SLUICE THAT IS WHAT I USE YOUTUBE HAS GOT SOME VIDEOS AND BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE BAZOOKA COMPARE VIDEO WHICH COMPARES A BAZOOKA TO THE OLD STYLE SLUICE.I PAN THE WILD AMM.BAZOOKA SLUICE IS ABOUT $100 ALSO ANOTHER SLUICE THAT WORKS REALLY GREAT IS THE BUCKET SLUICE ON EBAY $35 WITH SHIPPING ALL YOU NEED IS A BUCKET,GARDEN HOSE,AND MATERIAL TO RUN THROUGH IT I HAVE ONE HOOKED UP IN MY BASEMENT THAT RECIRCULATES THE WATER.HAPPY PANNING,BAZOOKA!

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  90. I am new to the gold prospecting / panning scene and have done a ton of research over the last couple of months. I purchased a complete panning set up (Garrett pans, classifier, shovels, black sand magnet, and so on...) and just need to get my feet wet (no pun intended) and give it a try. I am curious if there are any other proven places besides Bath N.H. to find some "color"? Also, any local clubs or groups around to network and enjoy the challenge with? Rob in Manchester N.H. adman5150@comcast.net

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  91. HEY ROB;NICE TO SEE THAT YOU HAVE DONE ALOT OF RESEARCH.THERE IS A PLACE IN MASS. IN FRANKLIN COUNTY CALLED COUCH CREEK THAT MAY BE CLOSER TO YOU THAN THE WILD AMM. IN BATH.I LIKE THE GARRETT PANS THE BEST.YOU SHOULD ORDER YOURSELF SOME PAYDIRT TO PAN THE GOLD OUT OF FOR THE PRACTICE.SMAPROSPECTING HAS A GOOD AMOUNT OF GOLD IN WHAT THEY SELL FROM ARIZONA A 10# BAG FOR $10 WITH FREE SHIPPING.HAPPY PANNING.BAZOOKA!

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  92. SORRY THAT IS A 1#bag for $10 BAZOOKA!

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  93. Is there anywhere around the southern parts of the state, like manchester or nashua area. I live in manchester would like somewhere somewhat local???

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  94. YOU CAN GO TO CHESHIRE COUNTY TO THE ASHUELOT RIVER NEAR SURRY AND THE GULF STREAM NEAR CHESTERFIELD. BAZOOKA!

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  95. YOU CAN ALSO GO TO SULLIVAN COUNTY TO BLOODS BROOK NEAR SULLIVAN THE COLD RIVER NEAR ACWERTH AND WILLOW BROOK NEAR PLAINFIELD.BAZOOKA!

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  96. Is there any placein South Eastern NH? I'm near Plaistow and think this would be fun :)

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  97. NOT VERY FAMILIAR WITH THAT PARTICULAR AREA BUT IT SOUNDS TO ME LIKE YOU HAVE A PIONEERING SPIRIT TO GO ADVENTURING WITH IF NOTHING ELSE GO TO A RIVER,STREAM,BROOK,OR CREEK AND DO SOME TEST PANNING OR TAKE A COUPLE 5 GALLON BUCKETS HOME TO PAN OUT AND LET US KNOW HOW YOU DID.I AM UP IN NORTHERN NH. HAPPY PANNING! BAZOOKA

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  98. has anyone had any luck in the plymouth area?? I just got into gold prospecting and i'm lucky enough to live on the east branch of the baker river where i hope to find some and also do some "test" holes in places around my property to see if there is any in the soil.

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  99. THERE IS A GEM SHOP IN BRISTOL THE ONES THAT RUN IT HAVE HAD ALOT OF SUCCESS ON THE BAKER THEY HAVE THE ANSWERS ON THE BAKER.I HAVE BEEN ON THE WILD AMM.THE KANC AND THE SWIFT RIVER IN MAINE.HAPPY PANNING!BAZOOKA

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  100. does anyone want to plan a trip this upcomming spring or summer , email me at puck4544@hotmail.com

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    1. i am planing to go out west for 3 months anyone want to split cost with me iv a the
      place to go its hard work but we can fine d a once a week and we my hit the big one gust pan sluicing no motorized eq aloud
      mi fork of the feather river e mail me @ lastcardbilly@yahoo.com

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  101. if you want to learn to pan just shave sum flakes of a lead wait mix it with gravel and you don't got to pay lead is about the same wait
    or smash it with a hammer make big and real small
    if your panning rite you wont lows it Even so small you can barely see it

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  102. i got the bug bad to day dos Any one what to go panning this week i got sum spots id like to check Rochester area 15 ft of snow in CA SO MY TRIP IS ON HOLD lastcardbilly@yahoo.com 948 1537 ask 4 bill

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  103. Need someone in the Colebrook area to blog me because I have a old map showing gold location

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  104. Just sold my home in Byron Maine where I lived on the Swift River that has lots of gold if you know how to get it. I got a little less than one ounce 2 years ago. The Coos Canyon Rock and Gift store has dredges metal detectors and loads of other equipment for the new and diehard prospectors. I have had the bug for several years and just come back from the Cotton Patch gold mine in NC. Good luck
    gold hunter
    garybaril@gmail.com

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  105. cant wait for warmer weather to start this new hobbie, have been looking at hand dredge by gold-n-sand, any one in nh use these and do you like it.
    i live in manch and summer in campton.i read about some spots to try but if any one wants to chime in, im listening :)

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    1. I've bought one, and used it last year. It does do a good job, but will be using it mostly to clear the last bit off of the bedrock layer. If you do buy one may I recommend buying a few spare seals/leather rings. They dry out, and don't work as well after they are re hydrated. The grease o wax used on the leather seals also leaches out and forms into black greasy balls about the size of peas and bbs. I can't believe that grease (like oil) would be a good thing to mix with gold bearing material as it causes gold to float. After running several dozen five gallon buckets through it, and cleaning the grease from the inside of the unit it settled into a smooth operating tool.
      Hope this helps. (P.S. You will find using one of these, that it is HARD work. Just a few hours of moderate use will tire anyone out.)

      cjsinbatlett@gmail.com

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      cjsinbartlett@gmail.com

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    3. just built my oun, 1 hr at lowes and an hr tops to build. $30 and $10 to make all hinds of tips from1/4" to3/4.
      cant wait to try. just pump and gold comes out the end, huh ???

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  106. well my brother backs out of planed trip to C.A
    new girlfriend we did good last year but he is my licensed driver now i got to fined some one that is a extreme hiker gold miner with the time and a valid drivers license i will pay 4 food gas at least 3 month trip to make it worth it any takers hate to be out so far by my self with no way of getting help if something shod go bad like get hurt email me @ lastcardbilly@yahoo.com

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  107. All I can say is WOW. Aside from the few folks in here that appear to have received an education, half the people here want someone to tell them where to find gold within 50 feet of their sofa, and the other half can't spell worth a damn.

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  108. To find gold in qanity at the Wild you have to remove the large rocks and dig down to the bedrock, Setiment that has be sifted through the rocks have formed into a clay like sustance, this is what holds the. Also dig down behind large rocks in the river.Get down there.

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  109. We've gotten lots of black sand and flour gold and have only tried one spot which is on a small creek near a cabin (no utilities) that we have the use of. Did get one small nugget about the weight of .5 grams. Yes, I'll let you know where the creek is in my next post. We use a Grizzly Sluice to help speed up the process.
    Paul

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  110. i will hit the wild AM on saturday. just getting used to my home made hand dredge and sluice. i dont know the land very well and land ouners either, so im going neer the covered bridge. I have paned there and ive been told there is no prob there. if the camping store is open , ill buy a few things and chat, maybe get some local info. feel free to give caution info or any info to that area. I dont want to piss any one off. WOW HOPE MY SPELLING WAS OK

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    1. "WOW HOPE MY SPELLING WAS OKAY". (Not really.) Although it was actually better than a lot of what I've seen on this message board.

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  111. has anyone tried panning in the pawtuckaway area. it may be a state park. i have read that they may be gold in this area and its not to far from rochester,n.h where i live. i do not know exactly its location. any comments appreciated. i'm 65 plus and the knees just will not let me climb like i used to so kind of stuck strem panning!thanks
    walt

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  112. went to camp in campton nh fri. nite. heater ran all nite, snow and 30 mph wind, same in the am on my way to the wild AM, my dumpster sluice worked well, robert mcguigan and i found first gold ever!!!! cold but great time. sluice held old nails, lead, gold, lots of garnet. stoped in at twinn rivers campground and got a pass to sluice/ pan for $5 a month. good deal, piece of mind not to worry about land ouners/ cops. dennis and scott are real nice/helpfull. having a ball , thanks for you help guys. next week maybe some pics!!!

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  113. was looking for you guys on saturday at twinn river and on 112. you all must be in stealth mode. found some color up by swift water covered bridge. met a prospecter, dan. nice guy and he was digging behind a big rock and was finding some nicer stuff. but i was happy with my take. today i went to no. woodstock nh. got a bucket of classifed to go through. saw a little color already. will post pics tomorrow i hope

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  114. how about any small local streams in southern nh? Im not looking for a location, i guess just the possibilities? also looking into Pittsburg near our camp?!

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  115. pittsburg has perry and indian streams and swift diamond. still looking in the south. Where in pitts are you?

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  116. building on camp otter rd.1st lake. Heard restrictions may get tighter because of the reintroduction of native brookies?! I`d like to get a jobe12v Sluice with the recirculation tub.I am still researching the laws and how to go about this fun and interesting hobby!

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  117. Love it, i also just found a pretty decent sized nugget in the merrimack river.! excited to go get more!

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    1. Where in NH?.... lost in fremont

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  118. How about in fremont NH? ?

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  119. hi im mike ive gone up to the littleton area and panned before the idea really got around
    i panned with one of thew people who got the laws passed to allow panning i havent tried fremont yet but week after next im looking at getting up to nh to pan a little
    i live in pa

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  120. hello fellow prosectors i have a question about selling the raw gold after panning it?? how and where do i go? i also have some gold filled and plated wire and have no idea where to sellit or smelt it????
    can anyone help me????

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  121. MIDWEST REFINERIES.COM YOU ARE QUITE WELCOME,BAZOOKA

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  122. Hello all-I'm new here and to prospecting. I'm located in central Vermont area. I know Plymouth is a big location around here but want to find my own hole somewhere. I don't really care how much I find as long as it is my find. I've been searching streams and rivers around here and have found zero color which is sort of surprising given Irene. I might need to venture further from home. Anyone out there know what brooks have color over here? I've looked all over and Stowe is out of the question. I've been over to the Braintree area and Roxbury with zero color. I've been 3 feet down under rocks and under tree roots and grass roots. I even found a nice bedrock crack that had nothing. Any help over here would be appreciated. I have located a lot of black sand - my magnets are bombarded with iron fragments.

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  123. Let me know what county that you want to find gold in and what counties are you willing to travel to.BAZOOKA!

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  124. Thanks for posting Bazooka-
    I am willing to go to just about anywhere. Stowe is just over sifted. I like small streams as I am willing to hunt and hike. I believe I am in Orange county. Just moved to VT recently. Will travel about 2 hrs by car both ways.

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  125. In Orange county it has been reported that the Third Branch White River near Braintree and Randolph contain placer gold.Also some reports of gold on Jail Brook near Chelsea.BAZOOKA!

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  126. Anybody prospecting the week of the 20th-25th this month in western NH or all of VT? Would love to meet up and learn some prospecting skills.

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  127. CALL TWIN RIVERS CAMP GROUNDS THEY ARE IN YOUR AREA THEY HAVE PRIVATE LOCATIONS THAT YOU CAN PAN FOR A SMALL FEE AND THEY WILL GIVE YOU ALOT OF FRIENDLY ADVICE AS WELL ALSO THEY WILL LET YOU KNOW IF THERE ARE ANY PANNING CAMPERS STAYING THERE AT THAT TIME. THEIR PHONE NUMBER IS:603-747-3640 BAZOOKA!

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  128. I'm in seabrook NH wondering if there are any place right around here in streams or rivers that might have gold? Some family in Kensington with n old little stream in back yard seen lots of bolders from gravel pits looks like gold or fools gold; wondering if worth digging around in the stream or not. Have property in seabrook with n lid pond turn into stream before marshland. Wondering if anyone ever came across gold in places like this or waste of time?

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  129. ok... been tough getting out lately for me. Ordered some concentrates from goldfeverprospecting. Should be fun to pan through this heavy metal stuff. 380.00 for 6 grams-not too overpriced. Keeps me panning while I can't get out. Next week I plan on getting out all 5 days rain or not.

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  130. GOING TO LINCOLN NH. FOR A FEW DAYS NEAR INDIAN HEAD WAS WANDERING IF THERE IS ANY PLACES TO PAN. VERY NEW TO THE HOBBY BUT ALWAYS WANTED TO DO IT..

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  131. There is gold off the kanc east of Lincoln go to the highest point on the kanc as you start going down after a ways the water will show up on the left side find a place to pull off and start panning you will only be about 12 inches off the bedrock.Happy panning,BAZOOKA!

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  132. hello everyone, i live in richmond nh, just over the line of mass, a couple towns away from vermont, roaring brook is in my front yard, and jesse brook runs just about under my house, i have 22 acres, place is billy goat land, rocky and hilly-mountainy, anybody want to pan here and show me how, you can keep what ya find, i just want to learn! will keep checking in, my name is craig.

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    1. i would like to learn also would you like a partner cheramie

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    2. hi cheramie!....come spring, come on down!....tried a lil in the cold...and oh nelly thats some fridged water....you gotta be a real die hard to do this in winter! maybe with a wet suit it might be better, but i did get all the goodies an sluicebox...so i should be all set come warmer weather.

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  133. does anyone know how to tell what kind of gemstones i have,i got them from a mine,im new to this,also would like to do some gold mining in new hampshire but i never did it before,would someone like to teach me,you can email me at cheramiehoward1@yahoo.com or look me up on face book or myspace under cheramiehoward thank you

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  134. great reading dick nuggets

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  135. have looked in the rivers and streams in Merrimack county, no luck but in Grafton county there is a brook by the name of trues brook. hard to access until low water in summer and the swimmers chase you out but I have found gold there!

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  136. CRAIG THE 1ST THING THAT THING THAT ANYONE THAT WANTS TO LEARN TO PAN FOR GOLD IS TO DO IS TO START BY GETTING A PAN GARRETT IS THE BEST AND YOU CAN GET A STARTER KIT ON EBAY FOR ABOUT $30 THEN YOU SHOULD ALSO ORDER A PAYDIRT SAMPLE AS WELL FOR ABOUT $5 THEN WATCH SOME PANNING VIDEOS ON YOU TUBE ON PANNING. HAPPY PANNING BAZOOKA!

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    1. haha...thanks....been a bit since i checked in...bought the "goodies", slucebox....watched just about evey video...even did a lil before the ice set in....couple buckets filled waiting to be broke down....cant wait till spring!

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  137. I've got the itch to try this fun hobby. I've been watching Gold Rush, but have no delusions of striking it rich. I may try some of the streams in Northern NH as I am in the Gorham area.

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  138. Hi all

    I'm down in Dover and saw a piece on NH Chronicle about the river on the Lincoln end of the Kanc and have been online learning and will be going out this spring. If anyone wants to contact me and go up north or meet up there feel free. sdurgin_1@hotmail.com I was thinking of doing a camping/prospecting weekend but it's only an hour up to Conway for me and I have some ideas for some rivers and streams I've found.

    Scott

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  139. SCOTT:THERE IS SOME NICE GOLD ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE KANC WITH THE BIGGEST BENEFIT BEING THAT IT IS NOT VERY FAR TO THE BEDROCK WITH ALOT OF IT BEING EXPOSED IN THE WATERWAYS AND VERY EASY DIGGING AS WELL.HAPPY PANNING,BAZOOKA!

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  140. Bazooka

    Which river on the other side of the Kanc?

    Scott

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  141. SCOTT:I BELIEVE IT TO BE THE SWIFT RIVER.IF YOU WANT TO RUN MORE MATERIAL WITHOUT SPENDING ALL THE TIME CLASSIFYING IT DOWN GET A BAZOOKA GOLD TRAP SLUICE LIKE ONE OF MINE,SEE BAZOOKA GOLD TRAP SLUICE ON YOU TUBE.HAPPY PANNING.BAZOOKA!

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  142. HI all:

    I am looking to get into prospecting as something I can do with my son sort of a treasure hunt. I purchsed a Keene Sluice box and gold pan today. I also purchased some paydirt to learn how to pan. I am willing to listin and learn if anyone is willing to teach. I am also looking for someone or a group to go out with and learn the ropes, so if you are interested in teaching and for someone to tag along and ask a ton of questions please email me: goldprospectornh@gmail.com.

    Thanks,

    Seth

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  143. I am located in Soutern New Hampshire

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  144. SETH:WATCH SOME YOU TUBE VIDEOS ON GOLD PANNING YOU CAN LEARN IT IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.HAPPY PANNING,BAZOOKA!

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  145. This sounds like a great time! I live in Twin Mt. and fish the Ammo. River daily...has anyone tried panning in Twin Mt? The Ammo. River starts at the Lake of the Clouds/Mt.Washington and runs along the Base Rd. near the Cog Railway, I would think running down the mountains to the Base Rd. Anyone have any info. about this area?? Steve

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  146. I was panning on the gale river and was digging behind a huge bolder and found a huge pocket of octogan gem stones, they are purple/red color diamond cut rocks,,, anyone have any idea what I found or who I can bring these to, please reply to hunter03873@gmail.com

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  147. Hunter

    Bring them to most any jewelry store and they can probably tell you what they are or give you some info on where to look. Or even google the description and you might come up with an answer.

    Scott

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  148. OK I've read all the posts and it seems to me that I'm pretty lucky. I panned a nugget that weights @ 1.8 grams, 98.6% pure. And as I heard, you get a premium for a nugget that size. It took me 45 mins. to find it, with a lot of beautiful(red and purple) garnet and Quarts. I heard where you find garnet, you find gold!!! I'll see you guys up north this spring. Good luck, I don't need it. I have a nose for Nuggets!!!!!

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  149. Hunter Where you find garnet, you find GOLD. You found a pocket of Garnet, so go back there and find the GOLD !!!! I found a 1.8 gram nugget and a lot of beautiful colored garnet and Quarts (which all have value). Good Luck !!!

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  150. The weather is finally getting nice enough to start working my garden and thinking about panning. I'm looking forward to both. This year I'll be teaching a friend how to pan. Maybe together we'll have good luck and find the really good stuff. I looked up the gems New Hampshire has, Emerals,Aquamarine,Beautiful garnet (that I have already found)Quartz crystals, and many others. And Gold of course! See you out there having fun.

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  151. My Mother and father in lay own a place in pike on lilly pond Rd. We my family takes a trip up there every year i was hoping to take my son and see if we can find anything any one have any good locations near were we stay.

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  152. Michael C. Is it Lily pond in Chesterfield,Gilford,Sandown or Somersworth, N.H.? Or did you say Pike Pond in Stark N.H. What area are you refering?

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  153. Ok The snow is gone and its time to go panning ! I bet I find something AWESOME before you do !!!! I'll go my way and you go your way and we'll meet back here in about a month and just see who found the best stones. OK, Good Luck !!!

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  154. Anyone else had any luck in the Ammonoosuc River in Littleton? river runs fast but if u can get out above the dam I found 23.2 grams in 1 weekend about 18 hrs. of panning was just wondering if anyone else has tried this river??

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  155. have just started out. live in south west nh. looking for gold around keene. any info as to where to go. been up to vt a few times. no great results but saw some yellow. Really want to stay closer to home, with getting yellow in the pan. Any help?

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  156. Ive tried the souhegan a few times and come up with nothing. Anybody else find color in Milford/Merrimack area?

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  157. HI has anyone gotten over an oz in NH at one time? If so text me maybe ill back you but youll really have to prove your self....to me ....text me at 1-603-369-8146

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  158. To the guy that has found the rock that has gold in it, try an Air Chisel or what they call a Slam Slide.

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  159. Looking for gold around Rochester, NH. Buying a pan on Monday. If anyone would like to share some spots, email me at bobstrater@aol.com

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