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Prospecting around Fredericksburg

Postby Davidsv04 » Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:07 am

Does anyone know somewhere I can take my kids to do a lil panning around Fredricksburg for free this weekend or next.... not lookin to strike it rich but a few pieces of color would be Nice! Thanks in advance!
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Re: Prospecting around Fredericksburg

Postby prospectinggeologist » Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:05 pm

There is a park with some trails that run along the Rappahannock river under I-95. You can walk down and pan in the river, it should be shallow enough this time of year for you and your kids to have a fun time. Ive found some fines around there panning.

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Re: Prospecting around Fredericksburg

Postby Davidsv04 » Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:14 am

Awesome thank you! I think we might have actually been there once tools the kids and my son's little sluice but no luck..... maybe got to test around some! Thanks again
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Re: Prospecting around Fredericksburg

Postby ruffandtuff » Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:07 pm

Mr. Prospectinggeologist, thanks for the info. Mr. Davidsv04, please let us know how you make out. Thanks, RuffandTuff.
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Re: Prospecting around Fredericksburg

Postby Davidsv04 » Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:00 pm

Absolutely I'm on leave next week so were gonna make a few trips as long as we can fit em in! If I can figure out loading pics I'll do it!
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Re: Prospecting around Fredericksburg

Postby Davidsv04 » Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:00 pm

Side note if anyone has an extra sluice im lookin, we are using my son's EZ sluice but lookin for for a metal one
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Re: Prospecting around Fredericksburg

Postby Tinpan » Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:00 am

I've had good luck at Mott's Run and just below that. Go just below the canoe outfitters and you can stay in the river but close to the bank. Dig Through the sand untill you get to rock and scrape that up and pan it. There is usually pretty good gold there. If you search some of my old posts I should have some pics
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Re: Prospecting around Fredericksburg

Postby Davidsv04 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:24 am

Awesome thanks I'll def. add it to the list!
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Re: Prospecting around Fredericksburg

Postby Davidsv04 » Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:31 am

Went out to motts public boat ramp and the kids lasted all of 3 minutes before they were swimming lol a d I couldn't seem to get enough flow for the Sluice.... gonna have to give it another shot in the next few days
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