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The only recreational gold mining directory on the web today!

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Metal Detector & Treasure Hunting
Rock Hound & Earth Science

Electronic Detectors
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Book Authors
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Personal Home Pages & Blogs

Stores & Services
Claims & Property
Electronic Detectors
General Merchandise
Prospecting Supply
Raw Gold Jewelry Stores

Tourist Attractions
Gold Mining Expeditions
Gold Camps
Tour Agencies

History of gold in Russia

HMMC Publications

Visit our on-line presentation of the "Modern Gold Dredge" by Bruce Harris. This includes a great Gold Mining Dictionary.

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Donated pic's (GIFF/JPEG) of gold pans, pick & shovel, prospectors, mining equipment, electronic prospecting equipment, mules & more!!!
Great for enhancing your personal web site!
Personal Home Pages
Personal home pages & blogs can be a great resource. They provide information directly from the gold miners themselves. Where and how to pan for gold along with other mining methods can be found here.

Denver and the Colorado Gold Rush
Information on the history of how the largest city in Colorado arose after the discovery of gold near Pikes Peak.
Link submitted by a Montana middle school classroom study group.

HardRock / Lode Mining: U.S. & Canada
Placer Mining: U.S. & Canada by First Name Only
Placer Mining: U.S. & Canada by Full Name
Placer Mining: U.S. & Canada by Alias
Placer Mining: Austrailia & New Zealand

HardRock / Lode Mining: U.S. & Canada
Personal web site listings.

Peter Febbroriello
847 Litchfield Street
Torrington CT 06790 USA
Ph: 1-860-482-6606
Research support group for cave microbiology and other important information relatered to splunking and mining. Includes a great photo library.

Placer Mining: U.S. & Canada

Personal web sites with references by first name only.

By First Name:

Jesse's prospecting page
Good information on prospecting in Alaska, facts, how-to, and more.

Matt's "How"
If you want help learning the basics of gold prospecting, or your an experienced miner who wants to increase their gold production, you have come to the right place. An informative website with great articles and pictures on gold prospecting, historic mining methods, and other gold related "stuff."

Matt's ""
We are the premier resource for information about natural gold nuggets and specimens on the web!
Are you a gold prospector or a rare mineral collector? Please take a moment to explore our website! You will find an abundance of resources to help you learn more about natural gold nuggets and specimen gold. Learn how to find gold, understand where it occurs naturally in the environment, how it can be extracted from the ground, and enjoy our beautiful pictures of natural gold nuggets!

Richard's Metal Detector Reviews
A personal web page and blog to help you find the best metal detectors on the market for all skill levels.
The site offers top reviews on some of the top brands and models allowing you to have the information you need to make an educated decision without wondering if you chose the right one. Includes Best Metal Detector for Gold and which to buy for kids.

Placer Mining: U.S. & Canada
Personal web sites with references of a full name.

By Full Name:

Bill Jackson's Social Studies Class
One youth submitted this link to a short video [2.48min] about the forming of the state of California called "America the Story of Us: Gold Rush Video."
The class also liked this page which has a ton of information on general California history that you might like, too. It's from the OpenEd resource library called "California: A Changing State."

Craig William's "gold dredging" page
E-Mail: or
Some great gold dredging pictures and info on gold mining and recovery in California.

Dave Saum "Prospecting for Gold Near Washington, DC."
This web site includes information on gold prospecting and gold mining in Virginia and Maryland, especially near Washington, DC. Includes listings of books, clubs, prospecting trips & supplies, and other eastern gold/geology links.

Guy Gilroy's "Gold Rush History & Moving to California"
A very good information resource with links to many different aspects of California's gold history.

Mark Orwig's
The Ultimate Guide to Metal Detecting
Getting Started with Metal Detecting - Everything You Need to Know. An extensive blog on every aspect of modern metal detecting; coin hunting & nugget hunting

Robert Freeman
Propsecting - The Search for New Gold
This website includes information, discussions and opinions relating to Gold and other valuable minerals. The theme is focused on Manitoba prospecting, exploration, mining and investing in mineral commodities.

Stan Grist "Adventures Into The Unknown!"
3741 NE 163rd Street #321
North Miami Beach, Florida 33160-4104 USA
or: Plaza 500 #9A, Leonidas Plaza y Carrion, Quito, Ecuador
Contact: Stan Grist
A great web site displaying Stan Grist's life's adventures. This includes the pursuit of gold, raw diamonds, lost cities, buried treasure, sunken galleons, unexplained mysteries, unknown animals (cryptozoology) and, finally, the discovery of hidden, ancient knowledge and technology. Stan is a fellow prospector/gold dredger and has worked in many of the Western United States, Central and South America for many years.

Timothy McNulty's "Gold Fever"
Four main subjects of interest; a gold fever experience, California's gold history, gravity dredge plans and gold from the sea. Also the "" name is up for sale.

Tom Ashworths' prospecting page
Recreational prospecting information. Great Page!
E-Mail: unavailable
Also forum, chat, used equipment sales, club listings, gold locations in the US, how to, general info, pictures, videos and more.

Placer Mining: U.S. & Canada
Personal web sites with references by alias only.

By Alias

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Boomer's Detector Guide
Boomer reviews the top metal detectors and gives his advice to new detectorists.
Boomer has been detecting for over 20 years, and just recently got his resource together.He discusses the best metal detectors, different types of detecting (gold prospecting, beach, dry, etc), and also plans to put together some bigger guides later on this summer (mostly for the beginning detectorist).
(Date Posted: 8-5-15)

Chasing The Wind
Observations From The Mountains of Montana
An information resource for Montana gold. Articles on how to pan to discussing the local gold fields.
Also a great place to locate claims for sale in Montana.
(Date Posted: 3-5-09)

East Coast Prospector (PA)

Golden Optimist
Member of the "Gold Prospectors of the Rockies." Located near Jamestown, Colorado. Photos, workshops, stories

J.R.'s Blogs
Contact: Jim
Welcome to Bedrock Dreams. I am a man of many interests, but one of my true passions is recreational gold mining, and the history and traditions of Western mining in general. I have 30 years' experience prospecting and placer gold mining and I am happy to have this opportunity to share my experience and knowledge with you.
Great info on placer geology, sniping tips, buying claims and more.

Magyver of the Yuba
Information on gold mining in the M.F. Yuba River area of California. Specifically Gold Canyon out of Alleghany. Gold mining pictures, chat room, forum, and a great informational news letter for the area!

Mayer's "America's Gold Mining History"
A breif article about America's gold mining history. Includes lots of references and links to further study the subject.

Marietta Gold Prospectors
Welcome  to the Marietta Gold Prospectors web site. We are from Marietta, Ohio which is in southeastern ohio. We are members of the G.P.A.A (Ohio Buckeye Chapter). On this site we will try to pass on some of the information that we've learned about prospecting especially prospecting in ohio. We hope you enjoy your visit to our site and will return from time to time to check for any updates we may add to our site.

Founded in 2016, MetalFindr is a small website (or you can term is as a blog) dedicated to provide best and latest information about the metal detecting industry.
If you are one who doesn’t know which metal detector is best for you and what is actually the product offerings are then head over to our blog and you won’t regret and defiantly will find something useful and informative.

Peacock's Den, The
Tobi Wan Mines, Inc.
1442 Territorial Hwy.
Cottage Grove, OR 97424-8500 USA
Contact: Charles Donaldson
Gold mining info, beach gold from the Oregon coast, equipment

The Georgia Goldpanner
A family oriented site devoted to serving the needs of the recreational gold prospector in north Georgia.

Placer Mining: Austrailia & New Zealand
Foreign personal web sites.

Allan and Denise's "Dredging Homestays in Naseby - New Zealand"
Great information on New Zealand's 'Central Otago' area! Dredging & panning the beautiful rivers around 'Naseby. The pictures are worth a lot in them selves. This couple also offers a great vacation package dredging & panning.

Danny the Dredger's prospecting page
The Aussie Gold Prospector
Australian Gold Prospecting Page - how to find gold and where to look in Australia. Crevacing, dredging, panning and detecting. A prospector's first stop.

John's "Mr Metal Detector"
The Best Metal Detector Reviews
Queensland, Australia
You will find great reviews on todays best metal detectors, information on treasure hunting and prospecting with the modern detectors and personal blog.
The future of the site will be dedicated to writing reviews, doing yearly best detector lists and trying to help others find their way into the metal detecting fold.

Phillip Kemp's "Tasmanian Prospecting Forum"
Gold, Gem & Treasure prospecting page.
Lot's of great subjects to delve into; alluvial & placer prospecting, nugget hunting with our modern metal detectors, gemstones & mineral specimens, treasure hunting, metallurgy, regional geology & mineral fields, Tasmanian mining jobs, Famous Tasmanian prospectors, swap meet & more! A great informational resource for the whole family.

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