This is the third video in a series explaining where to find gold and other rare minerals in all 50 states. This video is about the beautiful state of Minnesota! Our goal is to help people living in or visiting Minnesota to go out, explore, and prospect. This video is the subject of the metals, minerals, and fossils there are to find in the state.
The fore mentioned minerals in this video consist of Gold, Nickel, Copper, and Platinum group metals, Lake Superior Agate, Fortification Agate, Water Level Agate, Eye Agate, Peeled Agate, Seemed Agate, Water Washed Agate, Pipestone, Thomsonite, Binghamite (only native to Minnesota), and many types of Fossils which include Oysters, Snails, Sharks Teeth, Clams, Algae, and more.
The areas in which these minerals can be found in are the Zumbro River, Oronoco, Lake Vermillion, Trout Lake, Soudan, Ely, Rainy Lake, International Falls, Cook, Cook County, Babbitt, Historic Vermillion Iron Range, Embarrass, Lake Superior, Moose Lake, Pipestone, Cuyuna Iron Range, Crosby, and Crow Wing County.

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  1. doug hirdler on September 22, 2022 at 7:03 am

    There was some stuff in there that I did not know so cool.

  2. Mike Harris on September 22, 2022 at 7:05 am

    What about Thompsonite?

  3. Jim Libor on September 22, 2022 at 7:09 am

    Does anybody know of a gold prospecting club in Minnesota that would be good

  4. Cory Pylkka on September 22, 2022 at 7:11 am

    Dude.. you butcher city name it’s Ely not Eli. Soudan…. Is no So Dan. Oldest and deepest mine.
    Do some history research please. Very little gold up here. Copper and nickel mostly. EH

  5. David Faas on September 22, 2022 at 7:13 am

    I have actually been to a Gold Vault and there is gold as thin as Paper, I was told it was used for Awards etc. And the employees wore Steel or lead Shoes ? And yes there are Gold bars & and Gold Coins And in order to get to the place One had to traverse a narrow Passway with Surveillance Cameras Dave Minnesota

  6. Redwhite&blue on September 22, 2022 at 7:16 am

    Hey young man, this was good, I watched the whole thing!

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  8. Daylight In The Swamp on September 22, 2022 at 7:22 am

    Great video. Minnesota resident here. Never heard of binghamite.

  9. Northern minnesota sasquatch on September 22, 2022 at 7:22 am

    Awsome video👍👍

  10. Himmelberger Bus on September 22, 2022 at 7:23 am

    I don’t know, but I’ve always wanted to try this. I found a few spots I might try this spring up near Tower, MN.

    I’ll help with the pronunciations

    Ely = Ee – lee
    Soudan = Soo – dan

    Actually the underground mine tour there is well worth going.

  11. Jessica on September 22, 2022 at 7:26 am

    This was really good. THANKS!

  12. caleb R on September 22, 2022 at 7:32 am

    So want to find gold fossils etc

  13. automaticGhost on September 22, 2022 at 7:33 am

    Did u do that Ojibwa/native art

  14. Lee Adickes on September 22, 2022 at 7:34 am

    He is not from Minnesota, he mispronounced almost every town and county names its pronounced sue dan

  15. Leann Kennedy on September 22, 2022 at 7:36 am

    Great Video, thanks!!

  16. Richard Livingston on September 22, 2022 at 7:37 am

    1:49 Zumbro River is pronounced Zum-bro not "Zum-bo-ro".

  17. Eric Bailey on September 22, 2022 at 7:42 am

    Thanks, man! I live in central minnesota so, i think ill start hitting the gravel pits!

  18. JA Holmvig on September 22, 2022 at 7:50 am

    Cuyuna in Crow Wing County is pronounced ki-you-na! 😉

  19. Callie L on September 22, 2022 at 7:51 am

    Great video! My family and I always make an annual trip up to Grand Marais and looking for agates is definitely the highlight of the trip for me.

  20. rryder994 on September 22, 2022 at 7:54 am

    Ely is not pronounced E-LI but ELEE

  21. Mario Puzo on September 22, 2022 at 7:54 am

    Some of the best agates ive found were in a friends neighbors farm field. Maybe 20 min north of mpls

  22. Abdijabar Yasin on September 22, 2022 at 7:58 am

    Hell ya, me want gold

  23. Hi on September 22, 2022 at 7:59 am

    I’ve recovered a little over 1 gram from my secret spot (gold). Minnesota is quite underlooked when it comes to gold

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