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Title: Panning on mineral (not placer) claims?
Post by: Red911 on April 10, 2019, 03:18:03 PM
Hey guys,

I was checking out the Thompson on MTO / iMap... there aren't too many placer claims on it, but a lot of the Thompson is covered up by hard-rock mineral claims.

(Mostly by junior miners / speculators like Sable Resources - that trade for pennies on the TSX)

Can we pan on mineral claims like this?

Just curious.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Panning on mineral (not placer) claims?
Post by: CLHaddon on April 10, 2019, 03:40:13 PM
Technically if it has a Mineral Title on it you don't have any rights to pan that location without permission from the title owner. This is as per MTO from when a good friend of mine asked them the same question.


I have a mineral claim on the Thompson just downriver from Goldpan Park that you've probably seen on MTO. There's a nice pullout spot there and it's a pretty short walk down to the gravel bar. You're welcome to pan it if you like. I've found gold in every pan I've tested there but not spent a ton of time. I would be one of those "junior miners" you speak of  [<-panning->]
Title: Re: Panning on mineral (not placer) claims?
Post by: Suave on April 10, 2019, 08:50:43 PM
There is definitely some nice gold in the Thompson. Found my first nugget there back in the early 80's.

Keep On Diggin'_Suave
Title: Re: Panning on mineral (not placer) claims?
Post by: sunshine on April 11, 2019, 12:26:25 PM
Technically if it has a Mineral Title on it you don't have any rights to pan that location without permission from the title owner. This is as per MTO from when a good friend of mine asked them the same question.


I have a mineral claim on the Thompson just downriver from Goldpan Park that you've probably seen on MTO. There's a nice pullout spot there and it's a pretty short walk down to the gravel bar. You're welcome to pan it if you like. I've found gold in every pan I've tested there but not spent a ton of time. I would be one of those "junior miners" you speak of  [<-panning->]

Outstanding offer of you to a fellow prospector.  Kudos.
Title: Re: Panning on mineral (not placer) claims?
Post by: Red911 on April 12, 2019, 11:17:23 AM
Technically if it has a Mineral Title on it you don't have any rights to pan that location without permission from the title owner. This is as per MTO from when a good friend of mine asked them the same question.


I have a mineral claim on the Thompson just downriver from Goldpan Park that you've probably seen on MTO. There's a nice pullout spot there and it's a pretty short walk down to the gravel bar. You're welcome to pan it if you like. I've found gold in every pan I've tested there but not spent a ton of time. I would be one of those "junior miners" you speak of  [<-panning->]

Thanks so much!

When I can find some time to drive up, I'll send you a PM (and some beer money via paypal)

Appreciate it