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Gold Panning and Rock Hunting in Maine
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       Try your luck at gold panning in one of Maine's stream beds or go rock hunting for tourmaline, aquamarine, beryl, garnet, or amethyst in one of the state's quarries. The Swift River near Byron (off of Route 17 between Rangeley and Rumford - Western Mountains & Lakes Region) is the most popular area for gold panning and has produced some of the larger nuggets found in the state. In general, the most productive spots in Maine for gold, gemstones and minerals are various locations in Franklin, Oxford, Somerset, and Washington Counties. More detailed information can be found by visiting the below links. For a map of Maine (PDF file) click here.

 
4Related Links: Rock Hunting & Gold Panning in Maine

Maine Department of Conservation: Gold Fact Sheet
Maine Department of Conservation: Mineral Collecting in Maine
Maine's Mineral Collector's Site: Locations, Maps and more...
Mayhill Press: Maine Gold Sites


 

 

 

 




 

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