In historical gold rushes in the US it was taken for granted that finders are keepers and losers are weepers. If you find the gold, you get to keep it all. But what if you were just collecting gold on behalf of the government? That's the state of prospecting in Tasmania, an island state of Australia in the South Pacific, thanks to a strange 1995 law.
A curse, unsolved mysteries, lost gold, and disappearances in the wilderness - the legend of Slumach's lost mine has captivated adventurers for over a century. Discover the thrilling tale of this elusive treasure and the seekers who risked it all in search of it.
Discover family-friendly places to pan for gold while learning about history! Our article lists the best destinations where kids and adults can experience the thrill of gold prospecting together. Explore these educational and fun activities that will make for an unforgettable family adventure!
If you can get past the fact that everything wants to kill you, it's also where you'll find the purest gold and gold nuggets in the world, with an average purity of around 93-98%. Some legendary nuggets from this country have been known to have a purity of over 99%!
How much does an ounce of gold really weigh? What's the difference between an ounce and a troy ounce? Did you know a troy ounce has more grams?
We're inviting 20 people to join us on this all-inclusive trip to Nome, Alaska to mine gold with Emily Riedel at AKAU Gold Camp in the summer of 2023! Prospect gold on historic gold rush claims and get an exclusive tour of the Eroica gold dredge operation! Book fast - there are only a few spots left.
On a beautiful early summer day, high up in the mountains somewhere out West, two prospectors were hunting for gold. They were very alike, these two prospectors. Except one would fill a jar with gold, and one would give up and let his tools collect dust. What made the difference?
9 places you can go panning in the American River with images, maps, and reviews from the community. No claim or permissions needed!
There are rivers with gold all over the country. Here's a list of 20 where you can go pan some for yourself - with maps and videos for proof!
The Nome Gold Rush History, pt 2. A Corrupt Judge and Greedy Politicians try to steal the best claims in Nome, Alaska in the least known Nome conspiracy
The Nome Gold Rush lasted officially from 1898 until 1909. In the first part of this multiple part series we look at the beginning of the Nome Gold Rush.