These are some pictures of our hike up to Beryl Mountain, In Acworth New Hampshire. Beryl was first found on the mountain around 1820. The longest reliably reported beryl from this locality is 5 feet (Cameron et al., 1954), although some reports of larger crystals (to 6 a 1 feet = 2 x 0.3 meters) appear unsubstantiated. The Acworth beryls, when perfect, have a fine light blue green color, of that variety known as aqua marine.
Although we did not find any perfect specimen we did find smokey quartz, lots of mica and some golden near crystal. I say near because it wasn't totally crystallized.
The hike up the mountain was a steep but easy road. After you get up further there are lots of white boulders, some quartz some feldspar, and a lot of climbing. Something you would want to plan on doing for a day trip.
I know this is a little different from looking for Gold! But it certainly is tons of fun and exciting looking for that special specimen.