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  1. Ok Boomer! on October 2, 2022 at 8:46 am

    I can relate, because I grunt & groan and run out of breath when climbing geologic formations too.

  2. Chris Ralph, Professional Prospector on October 2, 2022 at 8:47 am

    I’ve seen some very impressive multi ounce nuggets from Maine, and although Maine is not Vermont, it is part of New England.

  3. Erik Boucher on October 2, 2022 at 8:56 am

    I’m heading up to the East Branch of the Swift River in Byron, Maine this weekend and next weekend with my 4" dredge and other gear before the dredging season ends on 9/15. I’ve always found good gold every time. Same place as Coos Canyon. I’ll take out if you can get yourself there. I’ll send you an email.

  4. Athos Outdoor Prospector on October 2, 2022 at 9:05 am

    Intรฉressant from France

  5. Mad Scientist Prospecting on October 2, 2022 at 9:06 am

    Yes I’d take that all day too.

  6. patrick jobling on October 2, 2022 at 9:12 am

    Very interestingkts ๐Ÿ˜pilgrim

  7. Center Of The Earth Mining on October 2, 2022 at 9:18 am

    Great vid!

  8. Brandon Guillette on October 2, 2022 at 9:19 am

    Orleans county VT, up far north on the Canadian border. Has always been much more rewarding for myself. Mostly slate and granite is all you see. Unless your by Lake Magog, then you can find just about everything, as long as it is sandstone. The Lake Willoughby area has a great verity of minerals, I have seen people kick football sized quarts crystals down the trail on mount Piska next to the lake. Some have found Aquamarine here and there, along with smokey quartz and the rest of the normal stuff. There is a gigantic hydrothermal right up the center of the lower half the mountain that you can see very easily, the other half is now laying sideways helping form the top half. The mountain in the past was literally split in half by a glacier, along with its neighboring mountain, Mount Whore.(Not kidding somebody named a mountain that!) The glacier left two halves of pretty large mountains, in a manner that they look like cut aways. Then it left a large(apparently very deep also) lake between the mountains cliff faces, while taking the other mountain halves to Canada in the process. It makes a breath taking view to see, perfect VT vacation area. The Glacier also left behind a lot of good gold in Glacial till from Quebec, to add to the gold from the scattered gold bearing veins in neighboring towns. Willoughby river(yep same name), going through Orleans town cuts down through up to a good 60 feet of the glacial till in the hills at points before reaching the town. Pretty much anywhere above the falls, will get you color in the pan easily. If you read the river right, I have seen many guys run enough material in a day, to walk out with a couple grams of the fine ground glacial gold. Very interesting area, I have even seen some nice gold ore from the Brownington pondBushey hill area. It surprisingly has a 20 mile area that’s a much older mix of rock with big granite plugs breaching through atop the steep never ending hills. That to my knowledge is no where else in the county except there. It is all around a great area, as long as you like very small towns in remote areas.

  9. Questing on October 2, 2022 at 9:20 am

    Thankx for the education. I’m lovin it

  10. jdeluisa on October 2, 2022 at 9:21 am

    Nice video!

  11. Corey Merrill on October 2, 2022 at 9:23 am

    That ore to me looks like pale potasium feldspar . I am from the other side of lake champlain and i see alot of that rusty red and pink , vuggy feldspars that are decaying. With a black vaneir on them usually. At this point I have seen fine gold in decayed feldspars,quartz, slates and shales , especially the contact zones of any other materials and those . but wait theres more!. Because so few people look over here. Everyone knows there is no real gold in newyork … And i know why. With the state laws still being crap in newyork, claiming aln precious metals for the crown in the name of king george the 3rd, back in 1793 , that law never changed. You dont have to report what you "never found" and chemically, it will look like a mix of vermont and Ontario canada as that’s actually the bedrock mix and mineral mix. The adirondacks are a little offshoot of the great eastern shelf , the huge feldspar granite bedrock plate that covers about half of canada. The rest is dolomites and glacial eskers with assumed domomite bedrock, some serpentine bedrock in some places up here too. I looked at many geographic maps and waterways and so forth . read local reports from geologic surveys and have surmised, the experts know what will happen if they tell the government that gold exists in lode form . officially anyway . that area will be destroyed by a state mining operation . the state feels it is nit bound by the laws it places on its citizens , and at this point it is clear they are trying to subjugate us…anywho…if they get reports that say what is what, the land will be torn to shit to make sure the state gets that extra wealth . if people reported it. They would have to turn it in. So yeah. It makes sence why we dobt have any gold here. U officially there have been many early 1900s news articals and storys from well before telling of wagonloads of gold dust being traded for food e ough for a small town wintering and general supplies . and hey they cant take my word for it.im just some crazy person. Probably just bragging…we may also have a small smattering of gemstones as ,Ontario does . lol

  12. GrooberNedJardine on October 2, 2022 at 9:23 am

    Very interesting vid Keith , and thanks for the geology lesson , and yeah you make those old fella noises like me when you gotta get around and up and down , ain’t it a bummer , we’re gettin old , mate , but still gettin Gold ,lol .

  13. PROSPECTOR'S THEORY on October 2, 2022 at 9:30 am

    Few really good mines on the other side of the hill , and also I know a great refractory mine in Massachusetts.
    Next time you make it to the northeast let me know I have a house in Boston I will meet you and take you around New England

  14. StereoSpace on October 2, 2022 at 9:32 am

    Considering the Appalachians have been weathering and eroding down for 250 million years, most of the gold that was emplaced is now out on the continental shelf, along the Atlantic coastline. Interesting that anything is left at all in these creeks.

  15. Parker Rowe on October 2, 2022 at 9:37 am

    There is alot of gold (for New England) right in that area and along that trend to both the north hooking into Maine and the south going thru western Mass. All the way to Georgia. How long are you around for? If you want to make a trip to the Wite Mountians of New Hampshire (you owe it to yourself to tour the Kangamangus highway) i will show you around a bit. m busy vending Maple Donuts at the Hillsboro County Fair till tuesday, but id be happy to show you a special spot for gold (for New Hampshire) after that.

  16. Backyard Prospector on October 2, 2022 at 9:40 am

    great video, thanks for the information!

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