Looking for Gold
“There are possibly ten times as many new gold mining regions to be found in the United States as there are being worked now.”
–Thomas B. Nolan, Head of the U.S. Geological Survey.
Here are the facts about gold prospecting today – from success stories to places to start, equipment, laws and regulations, supplemental gear, staking a claim and analyzing ore and working a claim in the United States and Canada.
Appreciable amounts of gold are known to occur in: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia, and Washington.
Detailed instructions for mining both lode gold and for panning placer gold are right here.
With a minimum investment, an outdoor vacation is turned into a fun and challenging search for gold – and Bradford Angier shows how!
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