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Gold Panning , Hiking, Exploring Day Trip to Connecticut is 100% STILL ON!

Hiking, Waterfalls, Gold Mines, Fun in the sun!

We will hike into the trail, do some metal detecting and gold panning and bring back 24K Gold, Woooooo Hoooooooo..

If you are taking the train, text me at[masked], we will try to hook you up with a DRIVER !

George

 

 

 

 

 

Location:  End of Black Bridge Rd. at Farm Field Ridge Rd. in Sandy Hook

Directions:

Take I-84 to Exit 10.
Go north/east on Rt. 6/Church Hill Rd. (towards Sandy Hook) for 0.1 mi.
Turn left on Walnut Tree Hill Rd. and follow for 1.8 mi.
Turn right on Black Bridge Rd. and follow it to the end of the paved road, just after Farm Field Ridge Rd.

Trailhead Access:

To hike south on the Rocky Glen segment, go several yards down the unpaved section of Black Bridge Rd. and look up and to your right for the trail markers leading up the steep hill.

We will meet at the trail head at or around 10:30am SUNDAY 3/10/13 call[masked] if late or lost

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trail segment map

ALS TRAIL, BLACK BRIDGE RD, NEWTOWN, CT

http://www.ironminers.com/mineforum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=20006&sid=15786a1669c26543d2d0e65fcfa759f4

 

http://www.keeneeng.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=SP14&Category_Code=GPHSS

Above link for the Gold pan you will need.

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DONT FORGET< WE NEED A FEW HOME DEPOT OR OLD PAINTING BUCKETS THAT ARE CLEAN or somewhat clean inside. :-)

INFO ABOUT SANDY HOOK GOLD MINES.

http://www.newtownforestassociation.org/Alstrailmap.html

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Some Instructions at Bottom, SCROLL DOWN !

PLEASE TEXT OR CALL ME IF YOU WANT TO GO !

WE NEED DRIVERS !

YES< YOU CAN BRING YOUR FAMILY !

IT WILL BE A LITTLE COLD !   Bring a Gold Pan !

George

[masked]

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Instructions

    • 1

      Choose a river or stream that has produced gold in the past. Look for a waterway that is fast-moving, featuring waterfalls and rapids.

    • 2

      Check the surrounding hills for signs of quartz and mineralization. Both gold and quartz begin their formation as veins inside large rocks. Remember that gold will be present only in a mineral-rich area.

    • Locate a section of the river that is deep enough to completely submerge your pan. Watch the strength of the current as well. You need a steady water flow that will move silt downstream, but not so rapid that it interferes with panning.

    • 4

      Find a promising spot by looking at the river's natural features. Large tree trunks, gravel bars, moss and bends in the river are prime locations for panning.

    • 5

      Work a few test pans from the spot you've chosen. Look for black sand as you pan; gold will not appear where there is no black sand. If you're not having any luck from the initial pans, move on and try another spot.



Read more: How to Locate a Spot to Pan for Gold | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_11416314_locate-spot-pan-gold.html#ixzz2FhxHgOkY

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  • Rob

    Can't wait to join up with you and your group sometime soon George. At this time I am looking to buy a decent gold detector. Ill let you know as soon as I get it. Givwe my regards to the whole group. I am looking forward to meeting everyone.
    Regards,
    Rob H.

    September 6, 2013

  • Daniel

    Great learning experience and exposure to the various aspects of prospecting. I enjoy the company of others, their views and methods. Its quite interesting to discover local and hidden ventures in the state of Connecticut. Thanks everyone!

    March 11, 2013

  • hedo

    ti was a great fun

    March 10, 2013

  • Paul

    We got off to a slow start, but had fun. Met some very nice folks. :-)

    March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately, I'm not able to make this one I find out. I changed my RSVP as soon as I realized it would not be possible. Hope you all have a prosperous day!

    March 9, 2013

  • hedo

    I follow direction told above and mark the location in google maps. maps link in venue says "Black Ridge Road, Newtown, CT", but I guess it should be "Black Bridge Road, Newtown, CT"
    does anyone knows where to park there? any parking area reserved for hikers?

    https://maps.google.com/maps?q=41.434257,-73.276824&hl=en&sll=41.434257,-73.276824&sspn=0.008944,0.019741&oq=plea&t=h&z=16

    March 9, 2013

  • George

    We are still going! It will be 52 degrees and sunny Sunday, the snow will mostly be melted.
    Wear water proof boots, layers incase you get too warm, pack a little lunch bc I dont know if there is a store for food nearby. call me at[masked] before you go so we will wait for you at the trail head off Black Bridge Rd.

    March 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My father in law is in hospital. I want to make this, as I've been with him there most of the week and only will change my RSVP if things turn and I need to stay in New Haven area. Otherwise, if weather is okay, looking forward to seeing you all!

    March 7, 2013

    • George

      We will keep your father in law in our prayers.

      March 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you, George. I really appreciate that.

      March 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi George, have a family thing going on can you post if the spot yielded much? thanks!

    March 6, 2013

    • George

      We will post, but be discreet about what we say online.

      March 6, 2013

  • Jennifer P

    do any events closer to NJ?

    March 5, 2013

    • George

      Gold is found in rivers and streams in ct, vt, mass and nh. we will be metal detecting in nj soon. George

      March 6, 2013

  • Daniel

    Where can I purchase a gold mining kit locally? I tried ordering online, but it will not get in on time.

    March 4, 2013

    • George

      Just show up, we will have teams working together with all different equipment

      March 5, 2013

  • Daniel

    Looking forward to gold!

    March 4, 2013

  • George

    DONT FORGET< WE NEED A FEW HOME DEPOT OR OLD PAINTING BUCKETS THAT ARE CLEAN or somewhat clean inside. :-)

    March 4, 2013

  • George

    We need Drivers. I can take metro north to meet anyone who is driving, please text me at[masked] thanks George

    March 4, 2013

  • George

    Sorry for the date change, I had a scheduling conflict!
    George

    February 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I might have to work the evening of this trip, so it's fine by me but I might have to leave a bit earlier than the rest. I'm all in - sounds good and I got a pan and will see about also bringing a shovel.

    February 22, 2013

    • George

      Did you guys notice the new date, Sorry, but all the properties are covered by ice or have frozen ground. We would not be able to dig very well.

      February 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes, I saw the date. Thanks! I might have to leave a bit earlier is all, but otherwise it is cool.

      February 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone coming from nyc that could give me a lift?

    February 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      The date isn't working out for me :( Other stuff going on.

      February 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      sorry I didn't respond sooner, I thought you were answering somebody else :)

      February 22, 2013

  • Paul

    Can't Wait! :-D

    February 18, 2013

  • George

    THe Best Gold Pan there is, and its Half PRice, Only about $10.00 right now.
    http://www.keeneeng.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=SP14&Category_Code=GPHSS

    February 15, 2013

  • George

    I am coming from Brooklyn so I could get a ride from anyone in Westchester or Southern Connecticut.

    Thanks

    George

    February 14, 2013

    • hedo

      I am coming from Pleasantville NY, so if you can make Metro north to Pleasantville I may take you then. I just see Elizabeth Ruppert has a similar request, so I leave a similar response there also.

      February 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Signing up as a maybe and hope I won't have to work! I'm keen to get out one of these events!

    February 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd like to attend but am unsure of what my work schedule is this weekend. I'm waiting to see. In the interim, can you please recommend a good pan and where I might get it? I'm a total newbie and unsure if there is a specific model I should look for, etc., so instead of googling I figured I'd ask. I do have a metal detector I got for Christmas. Do you bring your detectors on these trips? I'm going to sign up as a "maybe" and see if I have to work. I can think of nothing better than being out in the woods having some fun and trying to find some gold!

    February 8, 2013

  • Craig

    Sounds fun and maybe great finds but I will wait for spring

    February 7, 2013

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