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Gold in Florida????
Posted by: LX Kid
Date: July 12, 2009 05:05PM
Does anyone know where there is exposed bedrock in the central Florida area. Looking for possible sluiceing opportunities in Florida. Any placer gold ever been found in Florida? Moved back here from the Blackhills of SD and feeling a little homesick! Thanks

Re: Gold in Florida????
Date: July 13, 2009 02:02AM
My understanding is that there are no natural occurances in Fl. Just what I read though, not that I know for sure.
Gold in Fl is at the beach isn't it?
Good Luck

Central Florida has no "bedrock", its all coralN/T
Posted by: Buck
Date: July 13, 2009 08:06AM

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Re: Gold in Florida????
Posted by: Grubstake
Date: July 14, 2009 09:41PM
I think Mel Fisher and his bunch got the lions share of what was there, you would do better beach hunting in Fla. Grubstake

Re: Gold in Florida????
Posted by: Quartzsite
Date: July 19, 2009 07:06PM
Just pirate gold in Florida as far as I know . :detecting:

Re: Gold in Florida????
Posted by: dave wiseman
Date: July 19, 2009 07:50PM
Seems like there's lot's of bedrock in Florida....where do all those sinkholes come from,limestone!......Check out the state dept. of mines/or whatever it's called in Florida..yellow in the carribean area,so who knows...........Dave

Re: Gold in Florida????
Posted by: dave wiseman
Date: July 20, 2009 01:26PM
Re: Gold in Florida????
Posted by: LX Kid
Date: July 25, 2009 08:38PM
Thanks guys! Guess the only gold I'll be able to find is at the beach. "BUT" that's not a bad thing! Thank you Canadians and Yankee snow birds. Ha

Re: Gold in Florida????
Posted by: yankinoz
Date: September 18, 2009 02:15AM
My grandad used to find gold and silver Spanish coins around st Augustine Florida , usually he would go after a big blow. he said it stirred up the beach and brought coins up. he detected the out lying Islands too around there. st Augustine is the oldest European city in north America , started by the Spanish in the 1500's . It was their headquarters and banking center for the new world . all the gold ships to pay the troops, workers etc came though the bank at st Augustine. the original fort and bank still stand at st Augustine . with a smaller fort just a bit north of the big one. Its on the intercoastal waterway. also there was a large wooden fort at middleburg Florida, inland from st Augustine, that was later abandoned due to the out break of yellow fever there. It was, I believe supposed to be on a fork on the black creek. the original site was never found but very much known to exist. there are Spanish records of it. I remember my grandfather even being able to get a map from somewhere and a description of where it was supposed to be. good luck hope ya find something.

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