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Unread 08-21-2009, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Westerville, Ohio
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I'm fairly new to prospecting. Been reading everything I can find on gold in Ohio and Eastern US. I visited Bearfoot Gold Mining camp this spring and learned how to use a highbanker. Found just one picker after 3 hours of digging in the creek. Wylie runs the place and it's rated high by The Travel Channel.
I'd love to look for gold in Ohio (since that is where I'm from). I spent a couple days digging around on Kelley's Island over the past couple months. Found nothing. Was excited because I read where they were finding gold in the sand long the shore on the mainland. Where would you suggest I look, in Ohio?
I bought 2 lbs of paydirt from a couple in Alaska. Wow! Lots of good sized flakes and a small nugget too big for my bottle.
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Unread 08-21-2009, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Westerville, Ohio
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I saw something recently about how, as the water level in the Great Lakes goes down, people are finding gold in the sands along the shores of Lake Erie, in Ohio. We know that Lake Erie has lots of gold on the bottom of the lake from the melting of glaciers and we know the glacier went right across Kelley's Island because we've been going there for over 25 years and seen the glacial groves, so I spent a number of days gathering samples from the beach, from the quarry, and from the hiking paths beside the groves. I didn't find as much as a speck. However, there are areas in Ohio where there is tiny placier gold deposits. I just joined a group that does monthly common digs in Ohio. I'll let you know how that goes.
I'm going to Hendersonville, NC in October. Visiting family in a private gated community at the top of a mountain. The road, Edge of the World runs through there and it looks like a good place to look for gold in the streams. I've not found anything online about gold right in that area but I'm going to look, anyway. I'll keep you posted.
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Unread 08-21-2009, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Westerville, Ohio
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Default Buckeye Chapter of the GPAA

check out their website [url=http://www.buckeyegold.com]Buckeye Chapter of the GPAA[/url]. The do common digs in NE Ohio once a year for what they call Gold Rush Days. I'm thinking that if Clear Fork River, near Belleville, OH (10 miles north of Mohican State Park) has placer gold then perhaps the river that runs through Mohican may as well.
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Unread 03-11-2010, 12:50 PM
 
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my names eric from minerva ohio, even though my friends and family laughed at me for panning the minerva creek. i have about 25 grams i have gather over about 5 days,spread over 10 years. i plan on hitting it hard this year. minerva creek runs into the little sandy which runs into big sandy. i dont mind company but i call dibs on the s bend by pamida.
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Unread 03-11-2010, 06:56 PM
 
Location: The Raider Nation._ Our band kicks brass
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Eric,
I would suggest going to the Ohio room of the Salem library. Look for a book about the Sandy Beaver Canal. There is a bit of information about gold found in Sandy Creek along with gold found in both the West, and Middle forks of the Little Beaver Creek.

I have found small specs in Guilford Lake, and Beaver Creek State Park.
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Unread 06-19-2010, 10:17 AM
 
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Default New at gold mining in ohio need help

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Unread 06-19-2010, 10:19 AM
 
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my names eric from minerva ohio, even though my friends and family laughed at me for panning the minerva creek. i have about 25 grams i have gather over about 5 days,spread over 10 years. i plan on hitting it hard this year. minerva creek runs into the little sandy which runs into big sandy. i dont mind company but i call dibs on the s bend by pamida.
when you going could u help me out i very new when you going
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Unread 07-23-2010, 08:12 PM
 
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Default Panning this weekend

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when you going could u help me out i very new when you going
There are a few absolute novices trying their hand at panning this weekend. Cincinnati area.
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Unread 07-23-2010, 10:03 PM
 
Location: South
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Don't waste your time in OH looking for gold, take a trip outside of Charlotte...
New gold rush in SC as mine plans to reopen - WBTV 3 News, Weather, Sports, and Traffic for Charlotte, NC-
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Unread 11-23-2010, 03:02 PM
 
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i have been prospecting around wayne county specifically around wooster and also towards fredricksburg above holmes county and there is most definitely gold in the area. biggest peices i have found have been at the largest a millimeter in size. i have however heard of pickers ( slang for pieces that are big enough to grab with your fingers) the size of matchheads. always looking for partners in the area to go prospecting with.
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