Gold Mining In The Adirondacks: (Part 1) Metal Detecting NYC

Gold Mining In The Adirondacks: (Part 1) Metal Detecting NYC

Part 2: (Conclusion)
I am an avid metal detectorist who loves to pan for gold. I own a gold pan, a blue bowl for fine gold recovery and a sluice. My son Daniel and my daughter Gabby help me find gold in the Adirondacks by Lake Placid.

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Mail me at:
P.O. Box 351
132 W Merrick Rd
Freeport, NY 11520

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Hi, my name is Merrill Kazanjian. New York City is an amazing place to go metal detecting. We have lots of parks, colonial history and great beaches for beach detecting. I have gone to all five boroughs of New York City To Metal Detect and beyond. I also currently own 16 metal detectors. I want to have the best and I want to help you choose the best as well. Below I will showcase some of the playlists on this channel:

By Metal Detector:
Minelab Equinox Playlist:​
White’s Beach Hunter 300 Playlist:​
Nokta Makro Anfibio Multi Playlist:​
Minelab Vanquish 540:​
Garrett Ace Apex:​
Nokta Makro Simplex:​
Minelab E-Trac:​
XP Deus:​
Garrett AT Pro:​
Minelab Safari:​
Garrett Ace 300:​
Minelab Soveriegn: (Coming Soon)

I have a playlist of metal detecting videos to teach metal detecting. The videos in the playlist below are specifically made to teach the skills and mindset to becoming a great metal detectorist.

Metal Detecting Tips & Tricks:​

I am a treasure hunter. So in addition to metal detecting, I go mudlarking at sites such as Dead Horse Bay. Think of mudlarking as metal detecting without a metal detector.

Dead Horse Bay:​

All Of My Metal Detecting Treasure Hunting Videos:​
All Of My Beach Metal Detecting Videos:​

Playlist By New York City Borough:
The Bronx:​
Staten Island:​

Cleaning Metal Detecting/Mudlarking Finds:
Can We Clean It:​
Cleaning Coins:

Other Playlists:
Metal Detecting Rap Videos:​
Merrill’s Thought & VLogs:​
Rusty Notch (Country Metal Detecting Music):​
Gold Mining:​
Magnet Fishing:​
Metal Detector Comparisons:​
Metal Detecting Live Streams:​
Drawing Popular YouTube Metal Detectorists:​
Subscriber Sundays:​
Top 100 Metal Detecting Channels On YouTube:​

My most important series is called Becoming A Millionaire Metal Detecting. I am trying to monetize my favorite hobby in order to do it more in the future. In other words, we put the clad we find in the ground, affiliate earnings, and merchandise earnings in to the stock market and we invest it. This show started in January 2019.

Becoming A Millionaire Metal Detecting:​

I have been uploading to YouTube since 2008. Here is a link to my art channel. It has more than 100,000 subscribers:


  1. @nickhaas2407 on January 6, 2024 at 8:58 am

    I love to watch Gold Rush too, and I used to watch Gold Fever with Tom and Kia Massey too! At 1:10 into your last video when you were headed across the street to meet up with your buddies that was hilarious! 🙂

  2. @wmb5240 on January 6, 2024 at 8:59 am

    Wrong angle on the sluice dude .. your worse than the Hoffman’s!!

  3. @dwellyryder3553 on January 6, 2024 at 9:00 am

    That’s a good thing you’re doing with the kids

  4. @wnyprepper on January 6, 2024 at 9:00 am

    Do you find any

  5. @jeffkablock3229 on January 6, 2024 at 9:00 am

    Your a good father and teacher come to montana in the elkhorn mountains and you will find gold with the team you have now !

  6. @Fvckcorbin on January 6, 2024 at 9:01 am

    Works better if you use the classifier right in the water with a pan catch below it takes a little finesse!

  7. @setheddy7517 on January 6, 2024 at 9:03 am

    Great video Merrill. I knew exactly where you were lol. Been going by there to go camping further up for over 20 years. Always wanted to do the river you were in just never had the time. My kids loved that swimming spot. Great job and thanks for sharing!!!

  8. @aaronscollectinganddetecti3018 on January 6, 2024 at 9:06 am

    sweet rock!

  9. @Johnsmith-wh1sx on January 6, 2024 at 9:11 am

    crosswalk is be most dangerous place to cross

  10. @joediggings844 on January 6, 2024 at 9:12 am

    Nice! Nothing better then gold mining together as a family on a sweet river!

  11. @DirtySouthBaitAndTackle on January 6, 2024 at 9:14 am

    I would have been digging on the back side of the rocks

  12. @aaronscollectinganddetecti3018 on January 6, 2024 at 9:15 am

    nothing beats doing what you love with your family!👍😀

  13. @ccsportsdad on January 6, 2024 at 9:16 am

    Nice family outing and good video on how to set up in a river. Hopefully you get a few flakes but if not it was a good experience for the family 🙂

  14. @aaronscollectinganddetecti3018 on January 6, 2024 at 9:17 am

    yeah thats a good age for kids. wait until there teenagers lol your in for some fun! i suggest you get a nice gun collevtion now!😂😆

  15. @dwellyryder3553 on January 6, 2024 at 9:18 am

    Check out Jeff Williams Geologist on New York State gold

  16. @rarerepair on January 6, 2024 at 9:18 am

    My brother lives in Sleepy Hollow, would love to look for stuff down by the Hudson. It’s beautiful there.

  17. @jesselubold5176 on January 6, 2024 at 9:19 am

    Nice Dad! ❤

  18. @lyncedoriscat5989 on January 6, 2024 at 9:19 am

    Which part in ny

  19. @johnseals3559 on January 6, 2024 at 9:21 am


  20. @AmbientGirlDigs on January 6, 2024 at 9:21 am

    Waiting on part 2. Just watched this again. Daniel and Gabby are future You Tubers. 🙂 What a wonderful way to spend time with your family. I love these adventures. Lots of garnets, quartz and flour gold where I live. You’ll have to come to NH for a vacation with the family. Swift River is the big gold panning river but there are others 🙂

  21. @thekruzerboys2323 on January 6, 2024 at 9:23 am

    Cool video bro. What a lovely family activity and the place looked fantastic. 👍

  22. @Relicdigger on January 6, 2024 at 9:25 am

    I love lake placid! I go there all the time. And I’ve skated on mirror lake too in March this year

  23. @RonJustDiggingLife on January 6, 2024 at 9:26 am

    Gold in them there hills.

  24. @MrBugman2525 on January 6, 2024 at 9:26 am

    You have a beautiful family

  25. @leclairro1 on January 6, 2024 at 9:26 am

    Very surprised you didn’t do well at your first location with the metal detector, when I was a kid, that was the most popular swimming beaches in town. I would think there would be a lot of lost coins and rings there.

  26. @TheDetectingZone on January 6, 2024 at 9:27 am

    Can’t wait for part 2
    You left us hanging with that cliffhanger

  27. @DETECTOMETAL on January 6, 2024 at 9:30 am

    Super like 👍 Amigo

  28. @coreymerrill3257 on January 6, 2024 at 9:31 am

    The sands up here is insanly heavy . we do have pgms despite what every official geologic survey says about the area . I am learning all the time. This area needs a long tom or equivalent. And a washing plant a highbanker wouldnt hurt either…or like a 4 stage gold cube with the tromel attachment.that would be awesome!. Adjustable legs are a must for sluices here too. I live in northeastern ny and have been practicing for when I get to the gold bearing districts…official gold bearing districts i should say. Lol. I have been finding a some rusty , decomposing quartz chunks from what looks lile a quartz vein. I need to locate it. It looks very promising . crevacing is also recommended. Mind the fish hooks though!

  29. @winkmirror2 on January 6, 2024 at 9:33 am

    こんにちは♪・ 12:59 Orthros,The voice of the guard dog.♪👍

  30. @MetalDetectingNYC on January 6, 2024 at 9:35 am
  31. @OldiesGoodies on January 6, 2024 at 9:38 am

    Sorry no gold to mention in NY But hey even a speck might be hope after all. The best part about the video is Family participation and that is the real gold in my Book. Thanks for sharing a wonderful day in the Adirondacks. TC HH AL

  32. @AmbientGirlDigs on January 6, 2024 at 9:40 am

    Sorry that I missed the end of the stream. I lost connection. Will watch when i get home. 🙂

  33. @aaronscollectinganddetecti3018 on January 6, 2024 at 9:40 am

    reformed jaywalker!😂😂 awesome!

  34. @elcampellodetectoristintheUk on January 6, 2024 at 9:41 am

    Just popped in 👍
    Enjoyed watching 🤜🏻🤛🏻
    Thks for sharing, thks for sub😉

  35. @raewhisner2383 on January 6, 2024 at 9:43 am

    Your daughter and son are adorable. I love this video.

  36. @PartridgeFamilyProspecting on January 6, 2024 at 9:44 am

    Watching this on TV now I’ve got a ton of vids to try and watch lol love prospecting myself with my family. Feel free to check us out on Partridge Family Prospecting

  37. @kathyflint3850 on January 6, 2024 at 9:46 am

    Haha…. looks like you guys are having lots of fun 🙂

  38. @petersmithers2310 on January 6, 2024 at 9:46 am

    First Olympic games in lake placid was 1932 and what you know the second one is in 1980 I only live about an hour and a half from lake placid in St Lawrence county New York near the Saint Lawrence River in a little city called ogdensburg

  39. @michaelriley8002 on January 6, 2024 at 9:47 am

    Dont want to be the only flake here lol. Whatta dad joke lol

  40. @KarlMcClelland on January 6, 2024 at 9:47 am

    I’m onto child support here 🙂 She did an excellent job. Brilliant video, my friend. You’re entertaining, fun and what great kids. Keep them away from the dreaded interweb gaming.

  41. @Zaycream21 on January 6, 2024 at 9:48 am

    This is awesome; the whole family! I’m in capital region and just started getting into this kind of stuff. Have things coming in mail including paydirt to practice some at home because I’ve never even touched a pan yet lol do you know any good prospecting areas in the cap region?

  42. @wnyprepper on January 6, 2024 at 9:49 am


  43. @rawkinj6609 on January 6, 2024 at 9:50 am

    Do you need a propecting license?
    Cheers! I started gold panning a few months before metal detecting last year!

  44. @kdcarespainting8651 on January 6, 2024 at 9:51 am

    Great vid. Dying to take my kids out just like you did.

  45. @DIGOLOGIST on January 6, 2024 at 9:53 am

    If you have time, check out gold sluicing the Rouge River Videos.

  46. @lulumolina755 on January 6, 2024 at 9:54 am

    Pyrite or fools gold contains traces of gold wich it means you were close to the gold

  47. @chaielmaetheius7804 on January 6, 2024 at 9:55 am

    Never use a magnet when black sand is wet, it will grab any gold that may be in it

  48. @RickNeedham on January 6, 2024 at 9:56 am

    Did you try anywhere else near Lake Placid or along your way there? Or just this one location only…

  49. @MetalDetectingNYC on January 6, 2024 at 9:57 am

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