This Vermont Stream is FULL of Gold & Gemstones!!

This Vermont Stream is FULL of Gold & Gemstones!!

Scott Washburn of ‘802 Outdoor Adventures’ invites me to pan for gold and garnets in a small Vermont stream!

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Original music by Brad Martin


  1. Beyond Borders on August 8, 2022 at 5:52 pm

    Brad some of your music reminds me of the "Days of the New" 2nd and 3rd CDs it is very cool music buddy

  2. Kenny Sherrill on August 8, 2022 at 5:52 pm

    Brad this were nice finds and I hope you have more luck finding gold.👍👍👍👍👍❤🇺🇸

  3. memorylaine on August 8, 2022 at 5:53 pm

    I’m late! But wouldn’t miss it.. love the intro tunes, so here we go… Yay

  4. Objective Observer on August 8, 2022 at 5:53 pm

    Garnets are my birthstone, as well. I love the Drone shots. Thanks for taking me to such beautiful places.

  5. Texas Flash cove Installer on August 8, 2022 at 5:53 pm

    Most all mountain streams have gold and gemstones

  6. Delores Lowndes on August 8, 2022 at 5:54 pm

    Such beautiful scenery. A pleasure to watch and listen to your comments.

  7. Sandra Lane on August 8, 2022 at 5:55 pm

    Intro music was sweet. Reminiscent of Stone Pony. Love that sound. Garnets by the handful. Love that rich, warm color.

  8. GreenMountain GoldTrap on August 8, 2022 at 5:58 pm

    Brad, I work directly with the folks Scott mentioned, two of them any way! Jeff Slade & Wayne Thornton. Guess you could say I’m a student!
    Scott is correct on both Lode and Glacial deposits. However, Mount Ascutney has never blown. It has however gotten hot enough to send activity through it’s breather pipes called Berecha tubes, spelling may be off there!
    Thanks to the glaciers and where they stalled, evidence can be seen of that in the area you were at here as well as the area I have worked.
    As for winter prospecting, don’t blame ya for saying probably not!

  9. Nancy Allen on August 8, 2022 at 6:03 pm

    I was watching , I don’t know why, ‘ Awsome Video " girl vanishes, 7 months later a hiker tells cops to look closer at the log. Your picture is used several times as the hiker. Just wanted to make sure you were aware of this. The date is
    August 7, 2021 At the bottom is Please for any copyright issues contact us first at… You might want to check it out. Love going to Vermont medal detecting with you. Beautiful scenery. I love nature. Keep sharing.

  10. three6ohchris on August 8, 2022 at 6:03 pm

    Brad – if you’re primarily interested in the garnets or other gems, you should look into getting a gem sieve (aka a saruka). If you ever decide to grab one, I can see you becoming a pro and grabbing lots of garnets.
    Quick question – what spurred the fascination/desire to focus primarily on the garnets?

  11. Quinn Shoram on August 8, 2022 at 6:05 pm

    Do you know any areas around Chittenden County that would be good for panning? I’ve heard the river running through my town might be good but I have no idea where to start…Vermont has barely any resources for rockhounding

  12. Anne Winchester on August 8, 2022 at 6:06 pm


  13. Twin Diggers Minnesota on August 8, 2022 at 6:06 pm

    Brad- Beautiful river area to find treasures and have fun! 😎😎

  14. msannem87 on August 8, 2022 at 6:08 pm

    Super Exciting 💜

  15. GreeneGene33 on August 8, 2022 at 6:08 pm

    Those so called nuggets are actually in the prospecting world more commonly called flour gold or larger flakes/small chunks are pickers…!! But good job none the less….Keep at it I’m sure there are nuggets somewhere around the area….

  16. PawPaw Berthiaume on August 8, 2022 at 6:09 pm

    Have you ever encountered Sasquatch or heard them in your backwoods travels in Vermont?

  17. Cheryl Radabaugh on August 8, 2022 at 6:10 pm

    Wow ,the garnets ,the gold .

  18. C T on August 8, 2022 at 6:12 pm

    I was told that in New York if you find Gold the state owns all mineral rights ?

  19. Aaa A on August 8, 2022 at 6:12 pm

    You need to watch vogus prospecting so you can learn the proper way to use your pan. He is a super nice guy and makes very good videos. It WILL help you get more gold I. The end.

  20. Celtic C on August 8, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    I found this channel a few weeks ago and I’m hooked!! Not only am I fascinated by Brad’s finds (especially the old coins, buckles, buttons and other everyday items used by the pioneers) but Brad seems like such a nice, cool dude!!!

  21. Mike Wachter on August 8, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    Love it!!!!!! Thank you

  22. Matthew See on August 8, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    Nice garnets! Looks fun.

  23. smjhobbies on August 8, 2022 at 6:17 pm

    What do people do with garnets and can you sell them and if so where

  24. Stan Tilton on August 8, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    You messed up! When you get tired you take your fishpole and catch lunch. It’s fun either way. Great video.

  25. pezozpezoz on August 8, 2022 at 6:23 pm

    Can the garnets be polished and turned into jewellery?

  26. smjhobbies on August 8, 2022 at 6:24 pm

    Wait a minute I think I know right where you guys are

  27. three6ohchris on August 8, 2022 at 6:27 pm

    Brad, I’m going to need you to go home, carefully take off your pants that carried the gold, then again carefully grab the pocket from inside the pants, cut it right off the pants, then carefully clean it out and find those little tiny pieces of gold. 😂 I mean, why not ruin a $100 pair of pants for $10 worth of gold? 😂

  28. Chris Coughlin on August 8, 2022 at 6:27 pm

    Gold in Vermont streams has two possible sources, one being glacial gravel deposits, and the second is the Moretown complex, a carboniferous shale widely distributed in Vermont. Gold in hydrothermic solutions crystalizes when it contacts carbon. When hydrothermic solutions containing gold permeated Vermont’s Moretown complex strata, particles of gold were formed in the rock matrix. Therefore, anywhere a watercourse intersects Moretown complex materials could be a good location to pan for gold. Geology maps are available from the State of Vermont. Be aware that gold panning can become an addiction, and in Vermont, though some very beautiful nuggets have been found, the majority of gold panning efforts return no more gold than Brad found. The real treasure is the experience of being in beautiful streams spending time with friends!

  29. Petty fogger on August 8, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    Brad, you have both impeccable tastes in friends and obvious, the ability to attract and keep them as friends. Your son has much to learn from you to be his own successful gentleman and class act. Bravo!

  30. memorylaine on August 8, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    It never fails to amaze me how beautiful it is there! You found a lot of garnets that is so cool.. the gold too! As always love being a part of your adventures.

  31. smjhobbies on August 8, 2022 at 6:32 pm

    You should have been digging the devil on the upside stream of the rock that has the three rocks stacked on top of it if he would have been digging in front of it the Upstream side of that he would have found gold

  32. Allie Regan on August 8, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    Nice adventure!

  33. Roger Dempsey on August 8, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    Nice adventure guys awesome fines for you young man 👍

  34. Kelly Hawes on August 8, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    I panned a bit in the area you are in over 30 years ago. ( I won’t tell where !) I didn’t find a lot of gold, but did find some garnets too. The People I was with panned a lot and found pretty significant gold.

  35. AUBREY ANSELL on August 8, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    Been watching for years, thought I was subscribed but I was not . I did . Really enjoy your channel.

  36. Twin Diggers Minnesota on August 8, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    We love watching your videos and “dig” the music! 😎😎

  37. smjhobbies on August 8, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    Bridgewater Vermont is also good for gold

  38. Robert Flaherty on August 8, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    Hey Brad,
    Enjoy seeing gold in VT. On the video, the pan looks like it could use roughing up the bottom surface using gravel or steel wool. I find it helps to hold that micro gold better so you can snuffer it up before it slides in with the cons.

  39. Bob Almendinger on August 8, 2022 at 6:42 pm

    Oh you have to do at least one winter dig . That would be so interesting to see the challenge of the elements.

  40. Jana S on August 8, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    Awesome gold & garnets.

  41. Blackstream Security on August 8, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    Those garnets are just dirty and scuffed, they should polish up nicely. Could you run a sluice? then pick the garnets as you wash the material.

  42. Daniel Eutsler on August 8, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    The garnets are isolated or formed in Schist. Often times the stream that has Schist become exposed in layers and free gold is trapped in those layers. Perhaps check out Dan Hurd and his great videos.

  43. John McEachern on August 8, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    Have you done or made anything with the garnets found previously ?

  44. sand man on August 8, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    thanks for the treasure hunt looks hard but nice to find garnets and gold

  45. IDigHistoryInIowa on August 8, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    Cool. Must be ok to dig in a trout stream there.

  46. Bob Ward on August 8, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    That was enjoyable; nice mixup with your routine 😎

  47. Dave Stelling on August 8, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    This would be a great adventure for your treasure hunting partner, Bentley – when he gets a bit older…

  48. Dale Rash on August 8, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    We used to hike up Mt. Ascutney every summer, I was born and raised in Windsor, actually born at the base of Ascutney on the Windsor side of the mountain.

  49. Håvard Moen on August 8, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    Another good video. Appreciated! Keep up the good work, Brad!

  50. Christopher Borchardt on August 8, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    Love your videos Brad (and friends). I am new to this whole "panning for gold in Vermont" thing, and have learned quite a bit from your videos.Your insights about the process to prospecting have been particularly helpful. So much so, that following your methods, I found something under a big rock in my stream last weekend ("undisclosed location in Vermont") I have previously recovered both flour gold and garnets from my stream, but this new find is different and I’m not sure what to make of it. I don’t know any geologists in Vermont (yet) and was wondering if it is possible to send you a picture, and get your thoughts on what this thing could be. Thanks again for making your videos – they have been a big source of information and inspiration for me.

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