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Visit our on-line presentation of the "Modern Gold Dredge" by Bruce Harris. This includes a great Gold Mining Dictionary.
An open listing for gold mining camps around the world. Learn first hand how to prospect, pan, dredge, and highbank on location! There are also opportunities for working open pit and underground mines.
Alabama Gold Camp
1398 Co. Rd. 5
Lineville AL 36266 USA
Alabama Gold Camp has something for everyone!
Bring your whole family and stay awhile or stop by for a day of picnicking and prospecting. We have easy access to all of our creeks. Plenty of camping right on Wesobulga creek. We offer water, electricity, bathrooms with hot showers, a pavilion where a group can gather for a meal or meeting. We're currently working on a building which houses our office, general store and enclosed panning area.
With over twenty five years of prospecting and mining experience we will be glad to teach anyone how to pan, sluice, highbank, or even dredge. The best way to learn how to pan for gold is with dirt you know has gold in it and we have lots of it to get you started.
Chicken Gold Camp & Outpost
PO Box 70
Chicken, Alaska 99732 USA
Ph: 1-907-235-6396 (voice mail)
E-Mail: Can be found @ website
Fortymile Adventures, Recreational Mining, National Historic Site
The "Chicken Gold Camp & Outpost" is a relaxing, off-the-highway resort in historic Chicken (on Airport Rd), with an active gold mine, tours of the historic Pedro Gold Dredge, gold panning, recreational mining (primarily gold), hiking and river recreation. The gold camp includes an internet cafe (serving home made entrees), Espresso/smoothie bar, a gift shop offering unique, hand-crafted Alaskan jewelry and gifts, rooms/cabins and kayak rentals. Separate caravan area with pavilion and barbecue grill for large groups. Pull-thrus, electric sites, WiFi internet, tent sites, a dump station, water and showers are all available. Our camp & claims are located in In Chicken Alaska in the middle of the oldest mining district in Alaska, the 40 Mile.
Cracker Creek Mining Camp
Cracker Creek Road
Sumpter, OR 97877
Operation Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. CLOSED SUNDAYS.
Our gold mining camp is tucked away on Bourne road along side the historic Cracker Creek in the quiet mountains away from town and you'll be working the original gold vein discovered over 150 years ago! This is one of the largest continuous gold veins in North America! And....don't worry, you won't be alone! We will provide all the proper equipment, tools and even gold panning instruction necessary to find gold and have a great time doing it!
Denali Gold Camp
PO Box 342
Healy, Alaska 99743
Ph: 1-907 687-7544
Ph: 1-402 515-9777
Old Alaska Gold Rush experience. We're just North of Denali National Park. Pan or dredge on our 320 acre gold lease.
We give demonstrations of " how to" before we turn you loose on the creek. For those that the creek doesn't sound fun, we have a trough that you can pan with our bags of dirt and guaranty you find gold. There is a gift shop with local and Alaskan gifts. Come join us and have the time of your life.
Lost Dutchman's Mining Association LDMA/AU INC.
PO Box 891509
Temecula, CA 92589 USA
1-909-699-4749 or fax: 1-909-699-4062
Stanton ... is 120 patented acres at an old ghost town with several buildings dating from the 1870's. Full-time caretaker; hook-ups for water & electricity. Dump station, sanitary facilities and club house. Dredging and/or highbanking along Antelope Creek. Dry-washing, coin shooting. Year-round camping for up to 200!
Duisenberg ... is 160 patented acres near Ransberg, CA. Club house, outhouse and exhibit barn. A well and sanitary facilities are planned for the near future. Camping for Up to 1,000! Drywashing and metal detecting. No water at present.
Finley Camp ... is 140 patented acres at the site of an early mining town. (All structures now demolished.) Part-time caretaker. No facilities, but Forest Service campground across the road. Dredging and highbanking along the Salmon River and Russian Creek. Camping for 200+.
Italian Bar ... is 160 patented acres in the fabulous Mother Lode! Full-time caretaker, water, showers, club house and sanitary facilities and dump station. Camping for up to 150, open all year. Dredging (June I to Oct. 15) and high-banking on the Stanislaus River.
Klamath River ... is 26 patented acres. Camping for 25, but no facilities or caretaker. Dredging (June 1 to Oct. 15), highbanking and nugget shooting on old bucket-dredge tailings.
Scott River ... Junction is 28 patented acres at the old townsite of Steelhead. No facilities or caretaker, but plans are underway for bathrooms, showers, clubhouse, dump station and well. Dredging on both the Scott and Klamath Rivers, highbanking, sluicing and coinshooting.
Leadville Camp ... approximately 60 acres in the heart of one of Colorado's premiere mining areas. Enjoy the picturesque view of the Colorado Rockies. You can pan, sluice and dredge. No facilities at this time. Clubhouse, rest- room/showers are in the planning stages.
Nederland Camp ... west of Boulder, offers 5 patented acres. No caretaker or facilities. Access by hike-in only. Lode mining for silver with some gold.
The Loud Mine ... just west of Cleveland, Georgia, has 39 deeded acres. Full-time caretaker. Clubhouse, dump station. Bathrooms & showers are planned for the near future. highbanking, sluicing, panning and dredging along Town Creek in the historic Dahlonega Gold Belt.
High Divide Property ... is 20 acres of patented property located just south of Tonopah, NV in Esmeralda County. This property was patented for Lode. This property is remote and only dry camping is allowed. No facilities.
Burnt River Camp ... just south of Baker, has 135 patented acres, sanitary facilities, clubhouse and several other buildings. No hook ups, but water is available at the full-time caretaker's house. Dredging and excellent high-banking along Burnt River. The Burnt River Camp has an additional 80 acres just downstream.
The Cave Creek Property ... consists of 32 patented acres on Cave Creek just a short distance from the Burnt River Camp. This slender parcel takes in about a mile of Cave Creek providing members with plenty of Hunting ground. This property is good for Panning, Sluicing, highbanking and Dredging. Camping is available at the Burnt River Camp.
Oconee Camp ... This property is located north of Walhalla, S.C. Approximately 120 acres of pristine wooded land with year round stream. Flake, Fine Gold, and nuggets are found here. You can dredge, sluice and pan. No facilities at this time. Clubhouse, restroom/showers and water are planned for the near future.
Vein Mountain ... This 130 acre private property is the most recent acquisition of the LDMA and is located in one of the richest gold bearing areas of the eastern gold belt. Gold ranges from fine to flake and is plentiful. Historical reports give the property a good potential for large nuggets.
Roaring Camp Mining Company
PO Box 278
Pine Grove, CA 95665 USA
Roaring Camp is something special in the way of family recreation. It is an old goldmining camp on the Mokulmne River. In the past, it was accessibly only by horseback. Roaring Camp was once a camp for Forty Niners, but since it was so inaccessible, most of the gold still remains. Visitors can see our operating gold mine an can mine their own gold by panning, sluicing, dredging, and dry washing.
Thermal City Gold Mine
Thermal City Gold Mine is the best recreational gold and gem mining facility in the Eastern United States. For great family fun, gem mining and gold panning and much more, Thermal City Gold Mine is the perfect find!
Located in Western North Carolina's Rutherford County. Gold Camp, mining supplies, events, camping
Carolina Emerald Mine & Vein Mt. Gold Camp
Carolina Emerald Mine
1694 Polly Spout Rd.
Marion, NC 28752 USA
For directions, reservations, or special outings
Contact: Don Davidson
Vein Mt. Gold Camp was opened in 1995 to the public for recreationalgold prospecting. With over 30 acres and a mile of river and creek this makes us one of the largest and productive recreational gold mines in western North Carolina.