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Mineral Prospecting (Gold Sluicing)


Mineral prospecting activities in Vermont streams are regulated under 10 V.S.A. Chapter 41, Section 1021(h)(1).

Operation of suction dredges is prohibited. Operation of sluice boxes is allowed by permit. Contact the Rivers Program at or 802-490-6195.

Hand panning is unregulated. Hand panning only is allowed on state owned lands. Written permission from property owners is required on private lands.


Updated: April 2003

VT DEC Watershed Management Division 1 National Life Drive, Main 2  Montpelier, VT  05620-3522  Tele: 802-828-1535   Fax: 802-828-1544


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