View Full Version : Panning for gold while wheelin'?

06-24-2010, 10:46 AM
I am thinking of heading over to Empire soon and running Bill Moore lake. I noticed that cool abandoned mine last time I was there, are there any legal things to consider before panning in the nearby stream/creek?

Thanks! You will know when I hit it rich when I start driving around a :kevin: :thumb:

06-24-2010, 01:17 PM
I would think you would need to know if there is a established mining claim or not. I need to do a bit of looking into this. I know where a good place to get some bucket of black sand to bring home. But it is on state land, a very old mining claim that has been given back to the state.
At 1100 a ounce, it would be nice to find a few ounces to play with.

06-24-2010, 02:41 PM
$1100 an oz?, not lately. These days running closer to $1250. http://www.monex.com/liveprices

06-24-2010, 05:06 PM
I did not want to let my eyes get too big::eek::D

I did a google and found 2 web sites out of many

this is one http://www.hookedongold.com

06-26-2010, 06:43 PM
Robbie, any leads on who to contact for this kind of info? Forrest service?