Iron Sand For Tamahagane

Hello all, I wish to make my own tamahagane, but I don’t know where to get iron sand. I’m trying to get it online, but I don’t know which source to trust.

Hi Stuxnet, new to forum here, I was going to just lurk for a while to get a feel for the forum, but I thought maybe I could help. You can find black (iron) sand in riverbeds in areas where people pan for gold. I live in New England, and Vermont has some great areas to get black sand, and gold too. Check into placer mining forums and they may be able to help you with your options near you. Good luck!