Where to Find GOLD in Maine, NH, Quebec | SECRET Prospecting Panning Locations

Where to Find GOLD in Maine, NH, Quebec | SECRET Prospecting Panning Locations

ATTENDEZ-VOUS: Prospecting for gold in Quebec (panning, sluicing, dredging, etc.) is illegal without a permit and permission from landowners. Check this site for info: http://gpex.ca/index.php

Along with glacial gold, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and eastern townships of Quebec feature Taconic event geology, which is the hallmark for motherlode gold formations. It’s no coincidence that this geology corresponds to where gold has been found. In the economic downturn, many career professionals seem to be picking up a gold pan, to supplement income and support families. This video provides the information you need to hit the best gold areas. Panning, crevicing, cracking rock, or even small hand dredge are all ways to retrieve placer and small nugget gold out of New England streams and rivers. I prefer crevicing as that’s how I’ve found flakes! Digging two or more feet of gravel overburden has proven to be a waste of time, for me anyway. The best success I’ve had is using a long screwdriver and garden spade to crevice out the muck and clay wedged in cracks running perpendicular to the river or stream flow. Check it out people and post a comment if you have success!

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  1. ken eastman on August 10, 2022 at 8:51 am

    Nice info thanks alot for the video

  2. Gardner Skiff on August 10, 2022 at 8:52 am

    Hey. Are you from Maine? I’m a 14 year old up and coming prospector and if you know any good spots in Lincoln county or just towns in that county it would be so helpful, Thanks

  3. Rockhounding with Bigfoot on August 10, 2022 at 8:54 am

    I wonder how much more gold is down under, and has not come up yet

  4. Israel Robbins on August 10, 2022 at 8:54 am

    A Few friends found small specks ,couple small flakes around the Belfast to Camden areas. I haven’t had such luck

  5. Bob Drake on August 10, 2022 at 8:55 am

    steve smith….I find a little color in Penobscot and Hancock counties. How far east are you? St. Croix has gold in it. Keep diggin!

  6. Clifford Singer on August 10, 2022 at 8:57 am

    Prospecting Recreation in Maine..will advise. Thanks for Map, extremely helpful.

  7. sebastian teodorescu on August 10, 2022 at 8:58 am

    I went in the south of qc and found a 1gr nugget!!!!!!!!! thanks man for your help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Basically Bros on August 10, 2022 at 9:00 am

    hey you still make videos !?

  9. Retreat Farm on August 10, 2022 at 9:01 am

    I Discovered gold embedded in a white quartz vein i found on my land in lubec. I Also did some research into the vein and it runs south eastward across the southern tip of Grand Manan island NB Over to Digby NS canada. The issue is the State outlawed surface mining and only allows the removal of Gold in creeks etc.

  10. Normand Dandurand on August 10, 2022 at 9:03 am

    Where could i get a map of vermont like this One?

  11. Papa York on August 10, 2022 at 9:04 am

    this is great info, thank you! i`ve found a few flakes and pickers in the swift but i`m looking forward to taking my wheeler out to Umbagog. wow this guy does just about everything…check out his other videos

  12. hildo elvira on August 10, 2022 at 9:05 am

    Hi good day iam a gold miner from the Philippines. I want to experience here in Quebec to fine a gold with yuo

  13. theycallmemurdaa on August 10, 2022 at 9:08 am

    Thanks for the great info. that map really helps

  14. The Carpenter's Son on August 10, 2022 at 9:09 am


  15. Humberto D on August 10, 2022 at 9:13 am

    Where do I get the permit?

  16. Mike La on August 10, 2022 at 9:17 am

    Thanks buddy great vid ..but just quick note not to be a smart ass but its prnouced beauce not booce heehee….and yup st george de beauce is one area also val dor which translates to gold valley ….rouyn noranda …malartik …those areas have big mining ops….were still in the planning stages as to where to hit prime real estate …prospectors license in quebec 36.92 cdn so thats about 50 cents US these days lol

  17. steve smith on August 10, 2022 at 9:19 am

    so your saying if i live in eastern maine i’m crap out of luck??? do u know of any sites in the eastern side of the state of maine??

  18. Brian Gingras on August 10, 2022 at 9:23 am

    According to Google the gold that’s present in Placer amounts throughout New Hampshire and Maine came from the glaciers that carried it from Quebec and Ontario now what is it the gold actually came from the mountains there itself pushed up and the plates or was it carried from Ontario Quebec which is it

  19. GulfVet213 on August 10, 2022 at 9:23 am

    Thanks for this video.  I haven’t been panning for a number of years, I’ve been to Byron, and NH panning with some success. I would like to check out the remote areas of Maine like you said.  I doubt many have prospected there extensively. 

  20. Maude Potvin on August 10, 2022 at 9:25 am

    i got a gold claim in Qc, just north of the 3rd region, we are about 15 miles from the maine border (city is called La Patrie). There’s a Gold Museum on the road from your border, park there, the Mining Brook is full chunky gold 🙂 All the river is claimed by gold enthusiasm. 

  21. New York Metal Detecting on August 10, 2022 at 9:27 am

    Cool video. I would like to see the western extension of this map as I am interested in the southern Vermont and western Massachusetts area. Anyone have any direct knowledge of those areas, please contact me.

  22. Mike D on August 10, 2022 at 9:28 am

    I bought a home near Paris Maine that needed deep foundation repair… I’ve been finding gold flake covered quartz/iron as I’ve been digging roughly 4-7ft below grade.. Figured it was iron however after watching your video I’m curious.. Could it be gold?

  23. Rockhounding with Bigfoot on August 10, 2022 at 9:29 am

    Thank you for sharing, and taking the time to explain and do this.

  24. Heather Loves Deuteronomy on August 10, 2022 at 9:31 am

    I live smack dab in the middle of that brown streak in northern NH 🙂

  25. T P on August 10, 2022 at 9:35 am

    Interesting Information! Thank you!

  26. Mirko Paracini on August 10, 2022 at 9:36 am

    I’m watch 2 time for understand better where prospecting first time in Quebec, thank you and I let you know next time. 👍

  27. Matthew Maxcy on August 10, 2022 at 9:38 am

    I’ll say this and with all seriousness ,stay well armed boys when you are in the woods, as there are more than bear outthere things you hear of about in legends ,and I’m being serious… If you.see one give it plenty of space and just watch it,don’t try and follow or shoot at it if it’s got a interest in you you need to pack your things and you.need to leave and fast.. good luck.

  28. TheMaDFLasher on August 10, 2022 at 9:45 am

    Sadly I’ve long since looked into the area you marked 3. It is very remote and 15 years ago you could go there and do well, now there is no prospecting on the logging lands up there. Disturbing the stream beds will damage the trout/salmon population they say. Enforced by Wardens and Forestry Dept with no exceptions 🙁

  29. Something Kind on August 10, 2022 at 9:47 am

    @sebastian, that’s great! Where in south qc? It’s a pretty big area 😉

  30. tammynfletcher on August 10, 2022 at 9:47 am

    Heard stories of placer gold in the St Croix watershed and the Denny’s river area of Downeast Washington county. No nuggets though!

  31. Douglas Towne on August 10, 2022 at 9:48 am

    Thank you for sharing. Where among Umbagog are you talking about ? I live in Berlin area and I’m always Wondering where other places to go.

  32. Nigel Photo on August 10, 2022 at 9:48 am

    I am going to start prospecting this summer. I spend quite a bit of time in Jackman. I have a atv and 4wd truck I leave there. Do you have any good spots I could try? I herd bald mountain area has some gold.

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