Wouldn’t it be nice to have a hobby that actually pays you back once in a while? There aren’t many that do, but of the ones that do, few are as much fun as prospecting. Whether you want to comb the beaches for lost treasure, or head out to your local stream to see if you can find some gold, we can help you out.
Gold ProspectingPanning for gold is one of the least expensive hobbies to take up. A prospecting adventure can begin with about a $20 investment, and it’s a good excuse to play in the water and mud on a hot summer day, and hopefully even find some gold. We have pans, vials (to keep your gold in), magnets, sieves, sluices, sniffer bottles, and more. How-to advice is always free. Gold prospecting in Vermont is subject to certain state restrictions:
- Dredges of any kind are not allowed (i.e., banned).
- While anyone can pan for gold by hand, using a sluice box requires a state permit ($25 Vermont resident, $50 non-resident). Sluicing without a permit can result in a hefty fine. Information and application are available here.