Recreational Gold Mining In West Virginia

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  Recreational gold mining in the State Of West Virginia.This Petition is to see how many people would want to see a Law passed to allow Recreational Gold Prospecting in West Virginia and would come to our State to Prospect. This is a bill that was introduced  House Bill 2661 . Here is a link to

  Recreational gold mining.

            Recreational gold mining in the state’s waters is allowed without a permit provided that:

            (1) A power sluice, a sluice box, or a portable suction dredge no larger than four inches in diameter is used;

            (2) Rights of riparian property owners and mineral owners, if applicable, are not affected; and

            (3) The activity is conducted without adverse impacts to instream beneficial uses.


NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to permit recreational gold mining.


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