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Last Post 28 May 2020 08:11 PM by  Philip Giammatteo
Northern Virginia Prospecting
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Philip Giammatteo
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25 Jan 2020 05:28 PM
    Hi all.

    I just moved to Virginia, Culpeper County, and only just realized that I moved to the heart of Virginia gold country. I'm looking for some prospecting partners now for some weekend fun when the weather warms up a bit. There doesn't seem to be much GPAA activity here but it looks like we have a lot of potential. If your interested lets form a posse and git some gold.
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    Jose Jusino
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    15 Feb 2020 11:38 AM
    I live in Maryland i have been looking at spots in West Virginia, North Carolina and Ohio all of are within a 4 to 5 hour drive. If you are interested i am looking for a prospecting partner i can send you some links to areas i am looking at to try. I have already found some flour gold in West Virginia 1 hour from my house.
    Philip Giammatteo
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    23 Feb 2020 01:47 PM
    Hello Jose. I'm looking into local laws for VA and am unfamiliar with West Virginia laws. That being said I am happy to get together. I do know that there are a number of old gold mines just south of Culpeper VA, on private property, but there may be opportunities along some of the larger rivers. Feel free to shoot me an email, and anyone else too. It is giammatteophilip@gmail.com.
    Phil Giammatteo
    Jose Jusino
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    23 Feb 2020 01:52 PM
    Hi Phil
    I have been in contact with the personnel at Monongahela National Forest, WV and it is ok to Pan for gold there no sluice boxes or any motorized equipment allowed but they do allow panning it is a 4 and half hour drive for me to get to that site look it up on youtube there is a camp ground there and the creek runs along side of it. Might be a cool place to go for a weekend
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    23 Feb 2020 01:56 PM
    There is also a place called the Lucky Strike Gold mine in NC it is a 5 hour drive to get there but they have gold. And you can use hi bankers etc i am about to purchase a mini hi banker. They give you a bulldozer scoop of pay ($36.00 - reasonable) and you run it thru your hi banker or you can go along the creek and pan or sluice. Check that place out on Youtube.
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    21 May 2020 06:13 PM
    I live in southern virginia but will travel, lets get together to pan some gold sometime my family loves panning but theres no gpaa chapters in virginia that I know of. we tried to drive to meet another gold panning group in virginia but they gave vague directions and couldnt find them
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    28 May 2020 08:11 PM
    Hello Heather. Being new to the area I am still looking at places to go. Perhaps we can get William Barlow and Jose Jusino to do an outing at Contrary Creek. Getting dirty is always more fun with friends.
    Phil Giammatteo
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