There is Gold in New York State !

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Hi , This is "Jack " ( Gold Panner ) from New York State in the Centeral Region of the Finger Lakes between Seneca Lake & Cayuga Lake . I was watching the Gold prospecting & the Gold Fever show on the out Door channel & really got interested in gold prospecting . So I went & bought myself some gold pans off the net & some sluices & a few other things I needed . I was told by a few people I know that there isn't any gold to be found in New York State , but I proved them wrong . I have been going to the loca gullies in my area for the past three years now & I did come across some gold that is called glacier gold that had come down from the North thousands of years ago when the glacier moved down through New York State and other areas farther South . I met a guy on the internet Jim Simmons from Branch port , New York & he has been panning for gold in New York State for about ten years he told me & he gave me some good pointers on finding the gold better in the gullies & other areas , so I picked up his advice & have been doing even better in finding the gold . Jim Simmons has a real nice web site & he has everything on there from gold prospecting , metal detecting , fossil hunting gem hunting , rock hunting & has quite afew members now registered on there now . You can get to the site by typing www.NYSGoldprospectors.com It is a real nice site & I'm sure you will injoy goin there . He also has some history on there about New York State gold . So if anyone tells you there is no gold to be found in New York State tell them to go to the New York State Gold Site . There are some nice picture to be seen on there . There is Gold in New York State just waiting to be found . " Jack " ( Gold Panner ) Happy Gold Prospecting . It doesn't take long after you find some gold that you get that Gold Fever .

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John R. Zammett

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NY laws

We have seen a lot about the Laws in NY, does anyone know if they are really changing the law so we can keep what we find? We just keep the gold for our own pleasure and to look at. We only do this in NY for pratice for future hunts in a state thats lets you keep what you find. we hope to go our west soon for a hunt there. Everyone have a great day !

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rome ny

i have a lot of family in rome and was there in 2011.  i don't know too much about natural gold there but  rome was a portage point which saved 1000 miles of travel and the portage was between the mohawk and wood creek (I think, its been awhile since i researched it).  this portage route was initially discovered by the indians, but was taken over by the first whites in the area, and rome has not only fort stanwick to prove this but 6 or 7 other EARLIER forts, the first being french if my memory is correct.  it was valuable land, and fees were charged for the portage/passage at  times.   Military protection of the passage was nearly total the entiurety of its existance...There is alot of colonial history in rome.  due to fluctuating water levels of the mohawk the actual route of portage varied over the years, so that all of rome has evidence of this traffic.  there should be gold coins there, thats for sure, good luck on your hunt.  there are also some world class trilobite fossils in rome, the soft tissues of the trilobites near griffiss were pyritized, and those specimens represent the first instances of soft tissue manifestations in fossils of trilobites.  I hope to get up there again soon to do some more hunting myself....b

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Gold in NY

Be carful in New York, the Law States: Any Gold Found in New York Belongs to The State.Got to love NY!

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Imvoelker You have mail! I'm also from rome.  Anyone know of any other good spots near rome to get some color?

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Myself and my family live in Rome,NY we are looking for good places to prospect for gold and would like to meet others in the area that are interested in the hobby. We have done a little panning on the Mokawk River and found a little color. We have some good places picked out for this summer, we found them on google earth. Please contact us if you would like to talk about a family adventure for the spring or summer.    Have a great day !!

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new to this site--just stumbled upon your post. I live on the next creek north and hope to do some panning in my own back yard this summer. I always suspected Mill Creek would have some color in it. Thanks for the encouragement. da Prof---♬♬♬

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new to gold panning

Hi, My name is William & I'm new to gold panning. I live in Buffalo, NY area & I'm looking for some places to pan anywhere in the state. Does anyone have any good suggestions for where to pan??

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Suggestions where to start.

Hi, my name is Rory and I am looking to get into panning for gold.  I was wondering if anyone had any ideas where I could begin close to home here in Friendship, NY (Belmont, NY) area of Allegany County.  I am interested in starting off fairly low tech and if I manage any sucess at all, advance the technology of my equipment.  I will likely progress to something like a high bank system or small dredge.  Before making that kind of financial commitment though, I just want to see some kind of confirmation that it would be worth it.  I saw that someone had made a comment here about something near Dansville and another creekbed near Swain.  I would love to get directions to those places and give it a try.  Feel free to send suggestions and/or directions to my email at beatcopperatyahoo [dot] com and thanks in advance.

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Thanks Bud for the info I

Thanks Bud for the info I will have to check it out. I was hoping that someone was going to say the Adirondacks or anywhere north of Albany....lol.

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joe, i have no hard evidence but i have a friend that lives on radley rd ,burden lake and he told me he has seen gold flecks in a few of the streams that are around sand lake and others in that area. before you get going all over the state i would check some old tmers in that general area. good luck   BUD

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Hi, My name is Joe and I am

Hi, My name is Joe and I am new to gold panning. I live in the Abany, NY area and I am looking for some places to pan anywhere in the state with my sons. Anyone have any good suggestions for where to pan??? Thanks, Joe

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TIM, i lived at 1487 w lake rd for many years when i was a kid. i know almost every gully , draw, gulch, creek ,and secret place in livingston,and stuben countys. fallbrook is so . from geneseo toward dansville. if you pass the turnoff to mt. morris the top of fallbrook is on your rt about a 1/4 of a mile. if you get to the big chandler farm you have gone to far. the bottom of fallbrook is very hard to find. even when i was a kid it was tough. turn towards mt. morris go slow, look to your left, when you see a slight depression, little creek bed, on your left go a tiny bit farther and about 200yards in you will see a very old canning factory . it might be gone but that creek bed is there. walk up the bed till you get to the falls. its beautiful. good luck  BUD.  EMAIL ME AT  bskelly1936atyahoo [dot] com  and i will give you directions to another across from swain sky slope. tough walk but worth it.    bud

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Great post for my friends in NY

You all also may be interested in my site for gold prospecting equipment auctions. let me know what you think!!Im sure you will find a good deal...http://www.prospecting-gold.com/ Jeff

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hey. I live in Geneva. and

hey. I live in Geneva. and have been interested in prospecting. just wondering where to start looking?

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Hi Bud,

I have lived on conesus lake all my life during the summers, but never heard of that area. I would love some more info on it. I am facinated by geology and would like a place to go with my sons, 7 & 9. Would it stand to reason that the water coming down from the hills emptying into the lake might have some gold? I would appreciate any information. Thanks. TIM

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there is a gorge,110 ft deep

there is a gorge,110 ft deep near geneseo ny called fallbrook. when i was a kid--75 now--i hunted for arrow heads and found lots of them. ialso brought home shale rock with gold flecks. my dad said i had to stop because we were not allowed to have gold so i didn't bring any more home. since then i have distroyed both my knees so it would be very hard for me to get into that gorge but maybe someone else can . good luck BUD.