Common questions

Is there any gold in the Northeast?

Is there any gold in the Northeast?

Even today, if you would ask someone where gold has been or can be found, the answer would almost always be the Southeast, out west or Alaska but surprisingly, gold can be found in many areas throughout the Northeastern United States as well – simply not in the quantity it can be in some of the areas that gained …

Where is the most likely place to find gold in the US?

Nevada. Currently the top gold mining state of the US, Nevada is home to three of the world’s top 10 gold mines and seven of the top 10 US sites. Nevada’s Goldstrike is the top gold mine in the US, followed by the Cortez and Carlin Gold Mines, with all three located in north-central Nevada.

Where In the US Can I search for gold?

The states in which major amounts of gold have been found are: (listed in no particular order) Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming …

Where is gold most likely to be found?

Gold is primarily found as the pure, native metal. Sylvanite and calaverite are gold-bearing minerals. Gold is usually found embedded in quartz veins, or placer stream gravel. It is mined in South Africa, the USA (Nevada, Alaska), Russia, Australia and Canada.

Is there gold in eastern North Carolina?

Gold mining and gold panning and prospecting sites range across North Carolina from Clay and Swain counties in the west to Nash, Halifax and Franklin counties in the east. Many mining, prospecting and panning sites are accessible from primary and secondary roads.

Is there gold in Eastern Massachusetts?

Gold can be found throughout the Deerfield River and many of its tributaries also. Anywhere around the towns of Deerfield, Shelburne Falls, Charlemont, up toward Sherman Reservoir and the town of Readsboro. Mill Brook, Maxwell Brook, and Tatro Brook just north of Charlemont will also produce some fine gold.

Is there gold in Maine streams?

Gold occurs in several geologic environments in Maine: in bedrock, in sediments that were eroded from bedrock by glaciers, and in stream deposits derived from either of these sources. Most of the gold presently found in Maine comes from placer deposits in stream beds. …

Where are gold nuggets in Massachusetts?

Where was gold found in the United States?

Gold has been discovered in nearly every state in the U.S. The famous gold areas of Alaska, California, and many of the western states still produce lots of gold, and even many of the states across the Midwest and east coast have gold that can be recovered by prospecting.

Are there still gold mines on the east coast?

In fact, prior to the California gold rush, there were thousands of miners in several eastern states that were making a living by mining for gold. And there is still plenty of gold left to find today. Gold panning in the historically gold-rich areas of these 9 states can still result in some treasure at the bottom of your gold pan!

Where is the best place to find gold in New England?

The Swift River is probably the best place in all of New England. Multi-ounce nuggets were found here when gold was first discovered. I haven’t heard of anything that large being mined in recent years, but there is still plenty of gold that you can pan.

Which is the best state to go gold panning?

In general, Tennessee is a very poor state for gold prospecting. However there is one small location in the southeastern corner of the state that is very productive. Tellico River and Coker Creek are two places where very rich placer gold has been mined over the years. Gold panning here will still produce some nice “color.”

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