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Title: Nolichucky River
Post by: Gordon6729Zippo on January 04, 2016, 11:31:27 AM
Hi  Are there any restrictions that you know of on the Nolichucky?   In the 303D list from TDEC  is a listing for the Appalachian Elktoe Mussel as threatened or endangered would this prevent Class1 prospecting
Title: Re: Nolichucky River
Post by: BigAl on January 04, 2016, 12:42:10 PM
That would be a question best posed to TDEC.
Title: Re: Nolichucky River
Post by: Gordon6729Zippo on January 04, 2016, 01:05:56 PM
Thanks  So many regs so little clarification
Title: Re: Nolichucky River
Post by: skunkass on January 04, 2016, 07:28:48 PM
Please let  me know if you find  any thing up your way on the upper end. Down this  way  thers alot of sediment/ mud on the lower end.  >:
Title: Re: Nolichucky River
Post by: Gordon6729Zippo on January 04, 2016, 08:12:07 PM
Howdy   The area around Erwin has plenty of space to prospect.  Down around the county line are some bedrock ledges that look pretty good.  Mostly when the water is down and you can get out to the better looking spots.There are old bedrock dikes that stick up out of the water 3 or 4 ft when the water is down. Lots of boulders and rapids sand bars you know the places.  I don,t have alot of experience Gold Panning but you don,t need alot to like it.  I have only found a couple of small flakes and I think mabey a Gemstone not exactly sure. Have had a report of a 1/4 oz being found.   Heavy Pans      Gordon
Title: Re: Nolichucky River
Post by: BigAl on January 04, 2016, 10:31:22 PM
I didn't mean to sound like I was blowing you off, I just don't have a clear answer.

You are correct about so many regs and so little clarifications. I have been doing this for years and still can't figure out where I can go.

Al
Title: Re: Nolichucky River
Post by: chiptrip on January 05, 2016, 05:59:24 AM
I apologize, but I moved this thread to an area that seems more appropriate than the President's forum. 

Thanks
Title: Re: Nolichucky River
Post by: Gordon6729Zippo on January 05, 2016, 09:42:17 AM
  Howdy,    I think that I found my answer in the TDEC-ARAP.   If I read it correctly under Class 1  section1    in a stream greater than 30 ft wide as long as not critical habitat for Threatned or Endangered species Class 1 is permitted.   Hope I`m reading it right have to wait and see how Rangers and Wardens interpret     Heavy Pans       Gordon
Title: Re: Nolichucky River
Post by: skunkass on January 05, 2016, 09:53:28 AM
  Howdy,    I think that I found my answer in the TDEC-ARAP.   If I read it correctly under Class 1  section1    in a stream greater than 30 ft wide as long as not critical habitat for Threatned or Endangered species Class 1 is permitted.   Hope I`m reading it right have to wait and see how Rangers and Wardens interpret     Heavy Pans       Gordon

Not to seem counter productive but I wouldnt draw  attention by asking wardens/rangers  too many questions. Just go about prospecting in a none public site. You should be fine.
Because they would rather tell you NO than yes.
Title: Re: Nolichucky River
Post by: chiptrip on January 05, 2016, 11:26:27 AM
You've read that correctly BUT I agree with Skunk, It'a better not to ask questions.  Very few of the rangers or wardens even know the permit exists.
Title: Re: Nolichucky River
Post by: Gordon6729Zippo on January 07, 2016, 12:10:45 PM
Howdy    Thats just the problem    I know they are supposed to keep up with regs   But THere is always somebody who doesn`t get the word     If we don`t take the time to inform them then we have to live wioth their interpretion of the law which is why  we have such confusion    our best remedy would be to carry a copy of the TDEC-ARAP      MY THOUGHTS          Heavy Pans
Title: Re: Nolichucky River
Post by: Gordon6729Zippo on January 08, 2016, 09:14:18 AM
Howdy   
Sorry for asking in the wrong place.   New to all this - GPAA - CC - Computers - Thanks
Title: Re: Nolichucky River
Post by: Chuck Pharis on January 09, 2016, 05:03:51 PM
The best advice is to always call TDEC if you have any questions about prospecting in any TN waters.
The local Rangers might not have much or any information on the new permit.
Chuck
Title: Re: Nolichucky River
Post by: Gordon6729Zippo on January 09, 2016, 10:49:17 PM

Thanks,   Thats good advice.  Heavy Pans     
Title: Re: Nolichucky River
Post by: Gordon6729Zippo on January 16, 2016, 01:47:40 PM
Well we made the first trip, hopefully the results will improve.   Ice in the river but not in our hearts, the quest will keep you warm.    Ran a few buckets of classified material through a sluice and panned the cons, lots of black sand.   No color.    Lots of quartz in the classifiers and a lot of rocks I wish I could identify.    Heavy Pans
Title: Re: Nolichucky River
Post by: BigAl on January 17, 2016, 09:41:26 AM
Take some pictures of the rocks and post them. I will do my best to identify them for you.

Al
Title: Re: Nolichucky River
Post by: hillbillygold on January 19, 2016, 07:00:12 PM
there has been a few reports of gold found at the upper end of the river.....  :)
Title: Re: Nolichucky River
Post by: Gordon6729Zippo on January 20, 2016, 02:04:36 PM
Howdy HBG,  Was the report from upper river in TN or on river in NC?   I saw an article in a book about gold being found west of the Blue Ridge, That's a whole lot of country to cover.   Thanks
Title: Re: Nolichucky River
Post by: hillbillygold on January 24, 2016, 09:33:38 PM
Tn side from what was said...... some one posted it on the forum awhile back.