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Author Topic: I just want to pan / Sluice / Dredge... Where do I go..  (Read 5915 times)

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Offline Pat-Pan

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I just want to pan / Sluice / Dredge... Where do I go..
« on: September 19, 2013, 02:24:03 PM »
I recently called my local mining association to inform myself on Prospecting in Quebec, and I was advised that I was not allowed to pan anywhere in Quebec and that it against the law. They advised me that with a Prospecting license I was only allowed to explore the land without digging / Sluicing / or even Panning.

I have never been out to prospect or panning, however really would like to do so. Does anyone have any advice for me on where I could go, to go camping for a a month where I could panning and not brake the law, I want to start this as my new hobby, however there's many blocks for me here in Montreal Quebec.

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Re: I just want to pan / Sluice / Dredge... Where do I go..
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2013, 07:02:57 PM »
You are allowed to pan in Quebec you must have the proper equipment to be legal though. You must be sure to wear a turban, hijab, or crucifix and if anyone asks you what you are doing, RUN!  lol!!!@*

Just kidding though. Sounds a little fishy though that you cant prospect without digging???

Ask another source, or contact the mineral resources ministry directly and ask them.

Bonne chance

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Re: I just want to pan / Sluice / Dredge... Where do I go..
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2013, 08:32:02 PM »
Hi.Hate too say it but sounds like you should move. Canada might be a nice place.heard a rumour Canadians are allowed too work in Canada.Luck.Mcbain.
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Re: I just want to pan / Sluice / Dredge... Where do I go..
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2013, 10:11:17 AM »
Check out Maine for relatively close locations. http://www.maine.gov/doc/lupc/forms/applications/ShorelandAlt_Recreational%20Gold%20Prospect_ver2001.pdf http://www.maine.gov/doc/lupc/forms/applications/ShorelandAlt_Recreational%20Gold%20Prospect_ver2001.pdf.  Wintertime - Arizona and California (some "Snowbirds" on this forum do this).  Summertime - Western US,  Western Canada and Alaska. All may have certain limitations and/or local regulations.  Google is your friend!  Check out GPAA, Oregon Gold Hunters, etc. Good luck and safe travel!
PS:  I love your sarcasm mcbain.
      

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Re: I just want to pan / Sluice / Dredge... Where do I go..
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2013, 12:45:34 PM »
Check out Maine for relatively close locations. http://www.maine.gov/doc/lupc/forms/applications/ShorelandAlt_Recreational%20Gold%20Prospect_ver2001.pdf http://www.maine.gov/doc/lupc/forms/applications/ShorelandAlt_Recreational%20Gold%20Prospect_ver2001.pdf.  Wintertime - Arizona and California (some "Snowbirds" on this forum do this).  Summertime - Western US,  Western Canada and Alaska. All may have certain limitations and/or local regulations.  Google is your friend!  Check out GPAA, Oregon Gold Hunters, etc. Good luck and safe travel!
PS:  I love your sarcasm mcbain.
      


Thank you for that link, I will study all possibilities for making my move for spring 2014..

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Re: I just want to pan / Sluice / Dredge... Where do I go..
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2013, 12:53:05 PM »
You are allowed to pan in Quebec you must have the proper equipment to be legal though. You must be sure to wear a turban, hijab, or crucifix and if anyone asks you what you are doing, RUN!  lol!!!@*

Just kidding though. Sounds a little fishy though that you cant prospect without digging???

Ask another source, or contact the mineral resources ministry directly and ask them.

Bonne chance


Ya it is fishy that we cant dig/ pan or sluice here, make's me want to move to BC.. lol

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Re: I just want to pan / Sluice / Dredge... Where do I go..
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2013, 02:15:31 PM »
Of course you can pan in Quebec.  In fact, here is an example of a place that you can camp and pan: LA VALLÉE HEUREUSE DU MONT ÉLAN.  They will even rent you the equipment.  I have not been to this place, so it is not a recommendation.  I understand they get fine gold from the creek. 
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Re: I just want to pan / Sluice / Dredge... Where do I go..
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2013, 03:21:08 PM »
Of course you can pan in Quebec.  In fact, here is an example of a place that you can camp and pan: LA VALLÉE HEUREUSE DU MONT ÉLAN.  They will even rent you the equipment.  I have not been to this place, so it is not a recommendation.  I understand they get fine gold from the creek. 



I sent them an email and just waiting for A reply.

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Re: I just want to pan / Sluice / Dredge... Where do I go..
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2013, 07:44:16 PM »
Hi. patver. sorry didn't want too be malius or any thing.But Quebec is whatit is.YOu can purchase a claim any where else or get permission to use somebody elses claim. just ask.if you want too take a month long holiday there are many folks looking for help on their claims.If you evere get the chances to come to B.C> you pm me and you are very welcome too play on my claim.Luck. Mcbain.
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Re: I just want to pan / Sluice / Dredge... Where do I go..
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2013, 07:53:47 PM »
Hi. patver. sorry didn't want too be malius or any thing.But Quebec is whatit is.YOu can purchase a claim any where else or get permission to use somebody elses claim. just ask.if you want too take a month long holiday there are many folks looking for help on their claims.If you ever get the chances to come to B.C> you pm me and you are very welcome too play on my claim.Luck. Mcbain.

Hey Mcbain,,  no offense taken buddy, actually your very right, I do need to move,, hihii lol

I will take the invitation in consideration, and would seriously plan a trip down during 2014 Spring. I'll be sending you a PM on my contact info so we could keep in-touch...   

 


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