Nothing makes us happier than finding a rich gold deposit, a rare mineral, or any kind of treasure!
And when we can’t find it ourselves, we love reading and sharing stories of great finds in history and in the modern age, and stories about life in the field.
Tasmania’s Crazy Gold Law: You Can Find It, But The Government Keeps It
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.
‘The next two days reshaped what I thought was possible with gold prospecting in Tasmania’ – Rob Parsons Finds $10,000 in Gold in Hours with “Lazy Technique”
In a recent video on Youtube, which received over 125,000 views in just 10 days, Youtuber Rob Parsons finds ounces of gold in Tasmanian river “untouched for over 100 years” in just a few hours using this “lazy technique!”
Slumach’s Lost Mine: The Elusive Cursed Fortune of Pitt Lake
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.
10 places where you can find BIG gold nuggets (VIDEO PROOF)
The old timers didn’t find all the gold nuggets. People today are still finding BIG nuggets all over the world. In this list we’ll show you exactly where people are finding them. Who knows? Maybe you’ll make the next edition of this list.
Family Friendly Places to Pan for Gold With Kids
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!
Where is the purest gold in the world found? This isolated country…
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%!
What is a Troy Ounce?
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?
The Real, Insane Story of the Nome Gold Rush
The Nome Gold Rush was Alaska’s one true gold rush. Like all major gold discoveries, it’s a story of greed, violence, and a few very fortunate men. Unlike other gold rushes, Nome was a poor man’s paradise. A loophole in the local laws and the unique geology meant EVERY MAN had the chance to find gold. It’s still like that today.
Emily Riedel’s Gold Rush Getaway! Summer 2023
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.
A tale of two prospectors
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 Spots to Pan Gold Near Sacramento in the American River (map)
9 places you can go panning in the American River with images, maps, and reviews from the community. No claim or permissions needed!
20 Rivers With Gold Where You Can Go Panning in North America (With Maps)
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!
‘Scr*w the beach! We should come here from now on’: Man Mines Deck of Shawn Pomrenke’s Myrtle Irene, Finds BIG Gold
Bryan Wilder of American Gold Prospectors takes “mining the miners” to the next level by mining dirt from deck of Pomrenke’s Myrtle Irene.
‘That’s better than I’ve done pretty much anywhere else in the entire world, and I’ve been all over the place looking for gold’: Man finds 23 REAL diamonds and gold dust in NYC Diamond District sidewalks
The immigrants coming to Ellis Island once thought the streets of America were paved with gold. That’s true of one street: New York City’s Diamond District at the corner of 5th Ave and 47th St in Manhattan. Prospector Shane Klesh shows us just how rich the ground is there in a viral video.
‘I was just about to get out and I just found another one! And it’s bigger!’: Man snipes two gold nuggets worth $450 in local river
In a viral video with over 10 million views, PioneerPauly is seen sniping two beautiful gold nuggets worth $450 after record flooding in the Sooke River. We talked to PioneerPauly about his great find.
Claim Jumpers & Crooked Politicians – Nome Gold Rush History Pt 2
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 Beginning of the Nome Gold Rush (In Pictures)
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.
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