Gold Discovery in Greenbrier River?

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Greg

Princeton, WV

#1 Jan 15, 2012
Yes,it's hard to believe but it is true. A friend of mine panned a small amount this summer. It was a very small amount apprx. 9.7gm. but he had it tested with nitric acid and it was definetly real gold. Has anyone else had any luck?
Peanut

Princeton, WV

#2 Jan 15, 2012
One of my dad's friends said he had found gold in the Greenbrier River near Alderson a few years ago. He didn't find much though. Said it wasn't worth the effort for the amount that he extracted.
Phantom

Chesapeake, VA

#3 Jan 15, 2012
They have been mining gold from the Greenbrier for years, the Government shut it down when the gold was no longer producing good quality nuggets. your Mtns. at one time filled the vaults at Ft Knox. Good luck panning.
Jannet

Princeton, WV

#4 Jan 17, 2012
I recently spoke to an official from the DNR about this. He said that they have been aware of the fact that there is gold in the Greenbrier and Meadow rivers for several years. He also said that they don't want any publicity about it because of the environmental impact it would have from people trying to extract it. He said that panning for gold isn't the problem it's the portable dredges and sleuth boxes that will cause the most damage to the streams.
hmm

Summersville, WV

#5 Jan 17, 2012
This explains the antique sleuce rig I found in an old warehouse by the river.
Phantom

Chesapeake, VA

#6 Jan 17, 2012
Phantom wrote:
They have been mining gold from the Greenbrier for years, the Government shut it down when the gold was no longer producing good quality nuggets. your Mtns. at one time filled the vaults at Ft Knox. Good luck panning.
Read my lips! Have you ever toured the 'Greenbrier'? If you haven't, do and check out the bunkers.
I Heard

Huntington, WV

#7 Jan 17, 2012
Someone told me that they heard from their brother-in-law during a fight with his wife that there is a whole herd of special cattle on muddy creek mountain that when they go poop, you can find silver dollars in their mud pies. I'm not kidding. The guy told me the hardest part is that you need to dig through the all that poop to just find one silver dollar, but if you stay there all night, it can be worth your time, that is if the Wolfman or Bigfoot doesn't get you first. One advantage is if a vampire tries to kill you, you can chop the silver dollar in two and try to implant that in the heart of the vampire. That usually slows them down enough to outrun them, or so I have heard.
Eagle Eye

Princeton, WV

#8 Jan 17, 2012
One advatage that gold prospectors will have this spring is that most people think it's bullshit when they hear about gold being found in the rivers around this area. Ive been doing this for the past 15+years, in Georgia, Tennesee, Kentucky, Virginia,and now West Virginia. I once asked an old man,"Where Should I go To Look For Gold?", he told me "Gold Is Where You Find It". For those of you that have found it stop: talking-telling-posting-blogin g,because the less people know the better. Be safe and good luck.
Phantom

Chesapeake, VA

#9 Jan 18, 2012
Eagle Eye wrote:
One advatage that gold prospectors will have this spring is that most people think it's bullshit when they hear about gold being found in the rivers around this area. Ive been doing this for the past 15+years, in Georgia, Tennesee, Kentucky, Virginia,and now West Virginia. I once asked an old man,"Where Should I go To Look For Gold?", he told me "Gold Is Where You Find It". For those of you that have found it stop: talking-telling-posting-blogin g,because the less people know the better. Be safe and good luck.
What do you suppose they were pulling out of those holes that were replaced with bunkers at the "Green-brier'? And why do you think they are no longer in use?
eff

Elkview, WV

#10 Jan 20, 2012
There are minutes amounts of gold almost everywhere but so some is likely to show up on occasion in many streams. There is some recreational panning down in the rivers around Stuart and Floyd Virginia and people regularly find small amounts but can pan all day and at best normally only a couple of pieces about the size of a grain of sand and hard to detect in a pan even.

The first gold commercially mined in the US was in Virginia but it did last as long.

Panning is great hobby. I like to pan for part of the day and fish part of the day.
eff

Elkview, WV

#11 Jan 20, 2012
After spring washouts you can sometimes get a low grade emerald or a semi precious stone if you know your rocks. Some NC streams can produce a fair amounts of these at times.
river rat

Moundsville, WV

#12 Jan 21, 2012
I have found a few nice fishing lures,if you fish ,you know their like gold for what they cost in stores.everthing isnt in the river,its hung in trees,brush over the river.Just fun to spend time on the river for any reason.
I FOUND SOME

Princeton, WV

#13 Aug 2, 2012
It took a hell of alot of effort and time but I have Greenbrier River Gold.
dang

Bowie, MD

#14 Aug 9, 2012
Ok guys I hunt gold in nc but live right on the river I think you guys are nuts about greenbrier river gold if there's gold in the green brier river how deep did you guys go to locate it I still think your all nuts but I will bite so lets here it
dang

Gambrills, MD

#15 Aug 11, 2012
The dnr worry about river damage from dredges wht about all the trash and sewage and chemicals that go into this river every day
lol

Gambrills, MD

#16 Aug 11, 2012
Phantom then the creek that runs there should have lots gold in it
lol

Capitol Heights, MD

#17 Aug 12, 2012
Ok guys looked in the river today found a lot of good sign how small is the gold you guys find
damn..

Princeton, WV

#18 Aug 12, 2012
Find me some gold.! Or someone teach me how to pan, I'd love to learn
gold rush

Charleston, WV

#19 Aug 13, 2012
well maybe panning for gold on the greenbrier will get rid of the slime thats growing in it...getting worse every year
Phantom

Chesapeake, VA

#20 Aug 13, 2012
lol wrote:
Phantom then the creek that runs there should have lots gold in it
lol, the Green brier does have gold! To find it you must fight the Bureaucrats in many ways just to set up the right equipment to make profitable. the first step is to have a sluice box setup, and I don't think your local authorities will allow such to be done in "their River". Believe if you want! I personally have pulled nuggets out of the Green Brier, The new River and The Gauley. I would like to revisit but my age is hindering me to the point that I will have to pass on it and share my secret with my Grand, he want's visit the Gauley also. Be vigilant and don't give up on your dreams, you will find gold. Keep panning.

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