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Mon Aug 15, 2022 10:45 pm
My friends kids managed to pan 2 small (less than a gram!) flakes of gold at this place

https://www.threlkeldquarryandminingmuseum.co.uk/


It’s open to the public and you pay a few quid and the kids get given a pan and a small jar and can pan all day.

The train ride is meant to be good as well

May be of interest to someone, looks a fun cheap day out if your up in the Lake District.

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Tue Aug 16, 2022 7:22 am
That sounds fun we did panning in Cornwall last month we are off to Wales in 3 weeks, there is somewhere you can do it in Wales . We are putting a list of things to do. We are already doing mint ,coal mine, hiking, should of been sat on a beach but the way airports are at the moment didn't fancy the risk

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Tue Aug 16, 2022 8:23 am
Didn't realise they did that in the Lake District. I tried it once in New Zealand & it was great fun but I only found a few flakes also Smile

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Tue Aug 16, 2022 10:34 am
I am VERY tempted. 

Ok let me go all out and bring a device like  @m&m prospecting has. 
lol!

I am sure there must be a limit on what I can do. LOL
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Tue Aug 16, 2022 11:25 am
You never know what you'll find that's why it's called prospecting lol dredging would be a blast but check the rules and regulations before don't want to see anyone in trouble

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Tue Aug 16, 2022 12:01 pm
Hello there @m&m prospecting , nice to see you again.

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Tue Aug 16, 2022 1:05 pm
m&m prospecting wrote:You never know what you'll find that's why it's called prospecting lol dredging would be a blast but check the rules and regulations before don't want to see anyone in trouble

I took a look and it says £3.50 or something per pan. 

So a dredge is probably out of the question. LOL
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Tue Aug 16, 2022 1:16 pm
You could try Hull Docks. Probably all sorts of interesting stuff in there, but you would need a big dredger.

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Wed Aug 17, 2022 7:03 am
The kids and I have been magnet fishing a few times, sadly most of our finds where large spanner’s or fishing hooks.
I think that is mainly due to our choice of location being the Leeds to Liverpool canal.
Where the canal runs through urban areas we have gotten a few more items such as bike frame, screws and nails, fishing weights
We purchased the magnet and rope a few years ago from eBay and we have possibly done magnet fishing 10 times over that period,.
It can be frustrating especially in rural areas as there isn’t a lot of scrap metal, likewise it’s a very messy hobby and we all come home stinking of canal water no matter what precautions are taken with gloves, waterproofs, etc.

I think we will go and try it again this week, if we do and get any treasure I will put up some pictures,

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Wed Aug 17, 2022 7:11 am
That would be great, seen utuber bringing out loads it's really interesting

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Wed Aug 17, 2022 9:10 am
SanMarino wrote:The kids and I have been magnet fishing a few times, sadly most of our finds where large spanner’s or fishing hooks.
I think that is mainly due to our choice of location being the Leeds to Liverpool canal.
Where the canal runs through urban areas we have gotten a few more items such as bike frame, screws and nails, fishing weights
We purchased the magnet and rope a few years ago from eBay and we have possibly done magnet fishing 10 times over that period,.
It can be frustrating especially in rural areas as there isn’t a lot of scrap metal, likewise it’s a very messy hobby and we all come home stinking of canal water no matter what precautions are taken with gloves, waterproofs, etc.

I think we will go and try it again this week, if we do and get any treasure I will put up some pictures,


That is REALLY awesome. I would love to do that with my boys, but with my back I can not. You have to be physically strong. I know from what I have seen you can pick up a lot. Most people also have adapted there collection to having a grappling hook and extra ropes etc. 

I have seen some crazy stuff come out near me.   And plenty of places not yet explored. I wish you were closer... I would get my boys to help and I would film the whole thing, giving emotional support and of course food and drinks. LOL

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Thu Sep 01, 2022 8:33 am
That sounds awesome, out of curiosity what quality of gold do you usually get when prospecting in the UK?

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Thu Sep 01, 2022 8:35 am
SanMarino wrote:The kids and I have been magnet fishing a few times, sadly most of our finds where large spanner’s or fishing hooks.
I think that is mainly due to our choice of location being the Leeds to Liverpool canal.
Where the canal runs through urban areas we have gotten a few more items such as bike frame, screws and nails, fishing weights
We purchased the magnet and rope a few years ago from eBay and we have possibly done magnet fishing 10 times over that period,.
It can be frustrating especially in rural areas as there isn’t a lot of scrap metal, likewise it’s a very messy hobby and we all come home stinking of canal water no matter what precautions are taken with gloves, waterproofs, etc.

I think we will go and try it again this week, if we do and get any treasure I will put up some pictures,

That sounds amazing!! What size magnet are you using?

Any tips?

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Thu Sep 01, 2022 9:25 pm
I will have to check but at the time it was £17 quid delivered from eBay.

It’s not the strongest one on offer nor the weakest but I did a little research and the advice for a beginner was not to buy the basic or most expensive but the one I purchased.

It came with a 20m rope and the magnet is double sided. Nearly all the guides recommended double sided magnets to give beginners the best chance of success.

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Fri Sep 02, 2022 5:23 am
SanMarino wrote:I will have to check but at the time it was £17 quid delivered from eBay.

It’s not the strongest one on offer nor the weakest but I did a little research and the advice for a beginner was not to buy the basic or most expensive but the one I purchased.

It came with a 20m rope and the magnet is double sided. Nearly all the guides recommended double sided magnets to give beginners the best chance of success.

Thanks for the advice @SanMarino appreciate it, have a great weekend ahead!

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