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Hello, my father and I have recently gotten hit by gold fever, unfortunately for us there is no natural gold here in Florida. I have been researching our options for our first gold prospecting trip and we have decided to drive up to 9 or so hours to find the yellow stuff. That will put us in Alabama, Georgia, or SC. From what I have read all 3 places have gold.

As for equipment, we have none. If at all possible we would like to try some of the different equipment before we decide to purchase. I have found a place in Alabama called the Alabama Gold Camp. It appears they will rent out sluice boxes, high-bankers, and dredges. This sound like it would be a pretty good place to start. Does anyone here have any recommendations for this place or some place similar? We want to come home with something to show for our efforts. We are slightly worried this Alabama Gold Camp may already be overworked. Any advice would be appreciated, thanks guys.

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Hello, my father and I have recently gotten hit by gold fever, unfortunately for us there is no natural gold here in Florida. I have been researching our options for our first gold prospecting trip and we have decided to drive up to 9 or so hours to find the yellow stuff. That will put us in Alabama, Georgia, or SC. From what I have read all 3 places have gold.

As for equipment, we have none. If at all possible we would like to try some of the different equipment before we decide to purchase. I have found a place in Alabama called the Alabama Gold Camp. It appears they will rent out sluice boxes, high-bankers, and dredges. This sound like it would be a pretty good place to start. Does anyone here have any recommendations for this place or some place similar? We want to come home with something to show for our efforts. We are slightly worried this Alabama Gold Camp may already be overworked. Any advice would be appreciated, thanks guys.

I have seen the Alabama operation on the Internet, and have no real knowledge of them. I think you should do a little more research, and contact some of the local clubs in Geogia and the Carolina's. Try and make a deal with a local placer miner to take you out for the day, show you how to set up and use the equipment, and let you keep the gold you find. You'll learn a lot, and have a much better shot at finding placer gold! - Terry

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