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ronald klineUser is Offline
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24 May 2017 09:00 PM

     

    I have access to several streams in the Greenville county area of s.c . it is all private property. my question is can I use my 2''  highbanker dredge on these areas, or do I have to deal with permits, any ideas greatly appreciated .

     

     

    CLEM MCNUREUser is Offline
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    01 Nov 2017 07:31 AM

    Ronald I have not done any prospecting for gold in several years now but when I was prospecting  I too dredged / hi-bank in South Carolina. Mostly in McCormick / Abbeville areas on private lands. Only permit I have ever had to get was if I was panning on National Forest land. You had to have a permit issued by the USGS and could only use a pan and shovel and only in the designated area which was around the Parson's Mountain area. The office was located in Edgefield so I just drove down and filled out the request papers and was issued the permit on the spot. It was good for a year and had to be renewed each year. Since by me not prospecting for some time, I cannot say with assurance they even issue permits anymore. The USGS has made a lots of changes in rules and regulations and I have not kept up with them.

    Happy Prospecting,

    Clem 

    freddie beckUser is Offline
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    22 Nov 2017 12:05 AM
    Ronald,
    I live in Laurens SC so just down the road. as far as permits, no you don't need as long as your on private property. it would be good to have a written agreement/ok from the landowner in case authorities (DNR, local law enforcement, DHEC) come by. so private property no permit required. sorry for the delay in the response.
    Freddie
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