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Hello everyone! I live in Buncombe County, NC. I have been reading that there is placer gold in the French Broad River and Cane Creek. I have just recently started panning. I got the garret panning kit with the super sluice and 3 other pans plus a classifier, tweezers and glass combo and 2 gold vials . I have been to the French Broad River several times now. I have not had a chance to make it out to cane creek yet. I have not found even a small flake of gold. Does anyone know if the claims of gold in these rivers is true or have I been looking for something that was never there in the first place. I do have fun doing this with my girlfriend and I'm not really looking to make any money but I think it would be a lot more fun for us both to maybe find some color now and then. Thanks for any help you can provide me!

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Hello everyone! I live in Buncombe County, NC. I have been reading that there is placer gold in the French Broad River and Cane Creek. I have just recently started panning. I got the garret panning kit with the super sluice and 3 other pans plus a classifier, tweezers and glass combo and 2 gold vials . I have been to the French Broad River several times now. I have not had a chance to make it out to cane creek yet. I have not found even a small flake of gold. Does anyone know if the claims of gold in these rivers is true or have I been looking for something that was never there in the first place. I do have fun doing this with my girlfriend and I'm not really looking to make any money but I think it would be a lot more fun for us both to maybe find some color now and then. Thanks for any help you can provide me!

I've read some reports of gold found in both, but no exact locations.

I would think that the further south you were on the French broad River the better your chances would be, the northern portion of the river is not exactly in the mineral belt, but the southern portion is.

I will sent you a PM with a link to where you may find further info or help with your hunt.

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Hello everyone! I live in Buncombe County, NC. I have been reading that there is placer gold in the French Broad River and Cane Creek. I have just recently started panning. I got the garret panning kit with the super sluice and 3 other pans plus a classifier, tweezers and glass combo and 2 gold vials . I have been to the French Broad River several times now. I have not had a chance to make it out to cane creek yet. I have not found even a small flake of gold. Does anyone know if the claims of gold in these rivers is true or have I been looking for something that was never there in the first place. I do have fun doing this with my girlfriend and I'm not really looking to make any money but I think it would be a lot more fun for us both to maybe find some color now and then. Thanks for any help you can provide me!

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On 7/17/2011 at 7:26 PM, Au Seeker said:

I've read some reports of gold found in both, but no exact locations.

I would think that the further south you were on the French broad River the better your chances would be, the northern portion of the river is not exactly in the mineral belt, but the southern portion is.

I will sent you a PM with a link to where you may find further info or help with your hunt.

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I would be interested in learning where you might suggest.  I lived in Otto, NC, near Franklin, and had small amounts of gold on my property. With the intention of moving back to the area, I am interested in picking up this activity again.

Thank you in advance.

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5 hours ago, Valerie said:

I would be interested in learning where you might suggest.  I lived in Otto, NC, near Franklin, and had small amounts of gold on my property. With the intention of moving back to the area, I am interested in picking up this activity again.

Thank you in advance.

Unfortunately all of my info on that area is on my old computer which I cannot access any longer.

Here's a link to some info for gold in North Carolina.

http://iowagold.com/WHERE_TO_FIND_GOLD_USA_PAGES/north_carolina_gold.htm

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Valerie—recommend you open your own thread on this subject.  If the gold you’re interested in is on your property, then describe where you find the gold such as in a creek on the property.

I do recommend you contact a local club.  They will have better local info.  Most of us are located in the desert southwest, which the mining is a bit different—dry washing and metal detecting.

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