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Any where that the war was at that you can Legally hunt. A lot of places are on privte land and if you can get permission to hunt there you have it made. If you go to some of the Metel Detecting sites there is a lot of Help just like here . There are a lot of people that hunt Civli War stuff, Tell how they do it and what the things are worth as far as money wise. That is what I want to do some day.
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Try to hook up with someone from mid Tennessee. they did alot of fightin in these parts. several large battles fought between Nashville and Pulaski.
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Eroded river banks and rocky gravel bottoms at very low water at old battle and camp sites.Down stream of old Fords are great places during these low water times.Folks often lost wagons to saddle bags and personal items when attempting to ford the branches,creeks,streams and rivers at high water times.Many often drowned during high water in places that were normally small and shallow during the times of hastily and reckless periods.Advancing,retreating,charging,chasing and just running for your life left little thought for safety.Fords were a favorite place of ambush once folk were in the water.These places are often good back to 1500 and 1600 relics in the southeast.The Spanish were from coast to mountains in Alabama as were all after them.They had to ford water!

People have always lost things at boat landings and rapids also.

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pea ridge battle feild in pea ridge arkansas. this is not an original thought. some guy in springdale arkansas thought of it first. they caught him on the battle feild with a metal detector in the middle of the night. searched his home . they then prosecuted him ,gave him 7 years in jail and fined him 270,000.00 dollars . the chare was something like disrupting a national monument.
 

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Hey Vini! How's the gold prospecting coming along?
Sorry for the late reply Bob. Whelp weighed all my gold for the year yes a whole year and came up with right at 1/4 ounce.

Now thats a lot of trips dredge and a few metal detecting and it doesn't sound like much most of it is flake and flour gold a few pickers and 2 nuggets best one weighing in at 1.5 grams or 1 penny weight the other is 1/4 gram .

This summer I am hoping to do better and trying some different spots I just acquired a 4 inch dredge thats going to change things drastically , I have been using my 3 inch and it just doesn't move much material plus I had a lot of break downs this year, the dredge is worn out , frames cracking motor problems, etc etc.

All in all this has been the best year I have ever had, getting out and enjoying the Sierras. We just lost 3 young men right up by where I dredge at they got themselves into an old mine and were running a motor to pump water out and were taken by carbon Monoxide all 3 dead 20 feet in the mine very sad situation 2 were brothers nd there cousin was the third.

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I read about those fellas on another forum. Yes, it was sad that they made such a fatal mistake.

As for your prospecting ventures, you should be proud of your self.

Let me know when you've got enough to sell off, if you need money to invest back into your prospecting.

Google up Bearfoot gold. It's a newer place around here, that I'll be going to, as soon as I get some time off. Real nice folks run the place. A friend was metal detecting there and found some gold in quartz near the old mine shaft, and he's dredged up near an ounce in a few weekends. He uses a 4" Keene.

He let me use his dredge last year, in the Uwharrie river. Only got a little over a gram that day, but it hooked me good.

I'll be hitting the local beaches this weekend, looking for some tourist gold.
 
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