Category Archives: Prospecting

Shiktehawk Gold?

This summer I had an opportunity to spend a day with the kids at Shiktehawk Bible Camp, encouraging kids from 7 through 12 years of age to take up prospecting.  I was fortunate to have my two daughters with me … Continue reading

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Gold.. Gold.. Gold..

Winter has been particularly cold this year in eastern Canada.  A hike in the woods with significant snowfall and cold temperatures isn’t all that enjoyable.  I have taken to staying home and watching a number of gold mining TV series. … Continue reading

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Fishing?

For those who enjoy fishing I recommend bringing a gold pan along for the trip, fish may not be biting but there’s always some stream beds to play in.  What I would suggest throwing in a knapsack with fishing gear … Continue reading

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Encouraging Young Minds

Exciting times, this summer I have been asked to put on a demonstration for some kids at Shiktehawk Bible Camp near Bristol.  I believe the kids will be 10 – 12 years old, now I’m wondering what activities will hold … Continue reading

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Question?

Hello all,

Just started getting back into doing a little panning, haven’t done any since I was a kid with my grandfather in BC. But love the thrill of the hunt for gold…

My Question is, If a person was to accumulate enough gold or any other precious metal, how do you go about trading it for cash? Where do you go and is it another department of the NB Government/DNR? I have read throught Mining Act and there does not seem to be any information in it regarding this topic.

So if anyone has the answer I would appreciate some advice.

Thanks and happy digging.

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Gold in Them Hills?

I had an opportunity to get out in the woods a few hours this past weekend.  Prospecting was secondary with the primary goal to survey property belonging to the family which has been left to its own devices for several … Continue reading

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Weekend travels..

My wife and I had the opportunity to spend some time in Nova Scotia over the weekend with a scenic drive back through New Brunswick en route to Fredericton.  Over the course of our travels we had the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Fossils.. and no not me.

En route to a weekend getaway outside of Halifax I convinced my lovely wife to entertain my wishes and we dropped by Joggins to experience the fossil cliffs.  First of all, I can’t say I am a fanatic when it … Continue reading

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Gold is Where You Find It?

I had an hour tonight between running kids to activities and have made sure to keep the van stocked with gold pans, sluice box, metal detectors, etc..  Given my limited amount of time some evenings, if anyone were to locate … Continue reading

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Will It Ever Stop Raining?

It has been raining day in and day out since I finished a prospector’s course, do you think that would stop me from getting out and about?  Of course not, sometimes I believe (and my wife tells me) I have … Continue reading

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