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Alabama Gold Page
- Prospecting information for Alabama. Including where to go, what equipment works, and tips for finding new areas. Describes the use and operation of typical mining equipment, including gold pans, dredges, and sluice boxes.
Alaska Gold Forum
- Alaska gold prospecting community message board. Focus is predominantly on placer mining with some information on other mining related topics.
- Gold dredging in Alaska. Photographs and tips on dredging in Alaska using a dry suit and a triple sluice.
Alaska Public Land Status
- BLM guide for mining and prospecting with tips for determining land status on public lands in Alaska. Describes methodology to determine status of the land, locating mineral claims, and filing the claim (recording) paperwork. In addition there is also information on additional filing requirements and yearly fees to keep the mining claims.
Arizona Association of Gold Prospectors
- Recreational gold prospecting club with mining claims west and north of Phoenix, Arizona. Prospecting lessons, meeting information, and club event schedules.
Arizona Gold Prospectors
- Prospecting information for Arizona. Gives information on placer mining, exploration, and rudimentary geology. Maps and directions to placer mining areas in and around Phoenix. Descriptions of types of equipment used for placer mining is included as are book and online resources.
California Gold Prospecting
- Guided prospecting and gold panning trips through California's motherlode country. Descriptions of local geology and panning techniques.
The Claim Post
- Features placer mining properties for sale in Northern California. Descriptions of patented and unpatented mining claims, what they are, and how to stake a placer mining claim. Examples with images of the different mining methods in placer operations and where to look for gold in a stream.
- A site for the small scale miner or prospector to find access to public land in and around Colorado's mineral belt. Free prospecting and lapidary forums.
East Coast Prospector
- Pennsylvania-based gold prospecting club offering guidance, tips, and equipment reviews. Featuring real audio prospecting lessons, photos of club outings, exploration stories, and book recommendations.
The Gold Ledge
- Information on California gold mining, metal detecting, rock and gem collecting and history. Read forums, classifieds and photos. Guide to river mining for placer gold.
Gold Prospectors of the Rockies
- Denver, Colorado based club offering monthly presentation on small-scale gold prospecting, on-site training sessions on how to locate placer gold, panning, highbanking, dredging, and metal detecting, and publishes a monthly newsletter.
Goldfield Ghost Town and Mine Tours
- Authentic Arizona ghost town, located at the base of the Superstitions. Mine tours available.
- Gold deposit locations, and history of gold mining in several US states.
- Mining site focused on placer gold, gold prospecting, placer gold locations and equipment. Goldplacer has a special emphasis on metal detectors, where to and how to find gold nuggets.
GPAA Central Indiana Chapter
- Photos and trip reports from the Midwest and Eastearn US. General information and plans for home-made mining equipment.
GPAA Sacramento Chapter
- Information on this Northern California group including chapter meetings, gold mining tips, local area outings, and contacts in the club. Links to other gold prospecting sites, claim purchasing data, and membership process and benefits.
GPEX - gold and platinum explorations
- Offering information on gold and platinum claims for sale and lease in British Columbia, Canada. Includes information on gold panning, dredging, and exploration techniques. Photos of placer mining claims.
Hooked on Gold
- Provides information on gold prospecting, how and where to find gold, tips and reviews, prospector's blog, GPOC news, gold chart and equipment regulations in Colorado.
Huachuca Prospectors Association
- Group in Sierra Vista, Arizona, area dedicated to the promotion of recreational gold prospecting.
John Wade Publishing
- Offers various books by CJ Stevens including several on gold prospecting, mineral mining and treasure hunting in the state of Maine.
- Gold prospecting information for Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin. For dredging, panning, nugget detecting and other prospecting activities. Maps and photos of prospecting trips in these states and links to other gold prospector sites in the midwest.
- Non-profit club in Oregon that will help promote the hobbies of metal detecting, prospecting, rock hounding, and treasure hunting.
The New 49ers' Gold Adventure
- Offers gold mining property for prospecting, adventure vacations for families. Training is included; beautiful scenery, fun, and healthy outdoor activities create memories to last a lifetime.
- A public discussions about electronic gold prospecting, gold nugget collecting, related equipment and topics.
- Sells recreational mining equipment and metal detector along with local history of Northern California's gold findings.
Prospectors Club of Southern California
- Monthly meetings, field trips, gold claims, crime scene hunts, annual banquet.
Resource Center for Gold Maps
- A recreational prospector's field guide to what's new in gold and gem maps.
Road Runner Prospecting Club
- Phoenix, Arizona based gold prospecting club. Information on membership, current/past newsletters, upcoming events, and club-owned claim information.
The Rocker Box
- On-line source for news, information, and equipment for recreational prospecting, metal detecting, treasure hunting, and ghost towns.
Rocky Mountain Prospectors and Treasure Hunters Club
- Family-oriented club supporting gold prospecting, metal detecting and treasure hunting, located in northern Colorado.
United Prospectors Inc.
- Family oriented small miner's corporation dedicated to the enjoyable, relaxing, and potentially profitable activities of rock hounding, metal detecting, gold prospecting and mineral hunting.
Weekend Gold Miners Club
- Northern Georgia gold prospecting club with mining claims in Georgia and Tennessee. Information on club outings, membership, mining properties, and calendar of events. Club monitored forum includes additional resources on prospecting in the southeast USA.
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