If you do a quick internet search for gold and Connecticut you may come up with the deposit found in Cobalt, creeks around Satan’s Kingdom, Spruce Brook and the Salmon River for panning.
If you dig deeper and search mindat, you may see that gold may be found in Trumbull. I’ve found a mineralized quartz vein that is easily accessible.
Last week I drove through the Naugatuck Valley and found another mineralized vein. Upon searching the Connecticut geological maps, I found that a fault exists here.
I know that Connecticut and the northeast do not contain huge deposits like the West. But, who is to say that there are not small deposits that go ignored. Wouldn’t finding them be exciting?
(I have the basic tool for exploring and manually crushing.)
Who wants to join me?
Bonus points, if you have a good knowledge of mineralogy and/or geology.
If you don't want to go out in the field, then there is another way you can contribute to my effort.