Do you want some free gold, rubies and other gems that you can proudly say you "mined" yourself? I was told that the prospect of finding gold is a lot better than winning the lotteries. It would be a very good thing and profitable thing to do then. (But - I was told - hard work!). Then go fly to the gold mines that are open to the public. These gold mines were real gold mines that were abandoned and now are being used for recreational gold prospecting. Just imagine getting all the precious gems, jewels - most of them are expensive gems -- that you can use for jewelry or sell for money? There is no recreational task as fun and lucrative as prospecting for gold and mining your own gems. Some people - especially those that are retired are doing this as full time job. So read this to see how to find gold and gems.
California was called the "Golden State" for a reason. It is because the "gold rush" occurred there, after the miners abandoned the gold mines in the East Coast. The "Motherlode" county of California has been a favorite and most traveled county to prospect for gold. In 1854, the largest gold nugget was found at the Carson Hill above the Stanislau River. The weight was 195 pounds and during that time, it was valued at $43,534.00. Just imagine at the current time of $1400.00 plus an ounce, it would, at today's price, valued at more than $200,000.00. What a steal! I have to work a lot of years to get that kind of money!
In California, you can go to Auburn State Recreation Area. You will find the American River where you can prospect for gold.You can also try the following counties:
Placer/El Dorado County
You can find gold prospecting places in Northern and Southern California. On the way to Las Vegas, you will see some old gold mines that are already closed, but people go there to try their luck. May be even better than going to the Las Vegas casinos!
Anyway, check out these sites for information on gold prospecting in California.
From where you are, fly into San Francisco, Sacramento or San Jose airports if you are prospecting in the Northern California Areas.
To go into the Southern California gold prospecting areas, you can fly into either Los Angeles, Burbank, Santa Ana (Orange County's John Wayne Airport).
Gold Prospecting in Georgia
Here is something you may want to see. Gold prospecting in North Georgia mountain.
Gold Prospecting in Alabama
Prior to the famous gold rush in California, gold was already found in the state of Alabama. When the Alabama gold prospectors found the Motherlode in California, the Alabama gold mines were abandoned. the prospectors found that there were more opportunities and more places to find gold in California. There are so many places were gold was discovered and so prospectors rushed to these places.
In addition to the private citizens who are gold prospectors, several companies started their gold mining operations as well. These mines are still being mined today, and some that were abandoned are still being mined by private gold finders.
Much of the gold in Alabama were found in Hog Mountain and at the Hillabee mine, an area called Piedmont Uplift, which covers several counties counties in Alabama.
These sites will give you a lot of information about prospecting gold in Alabama.
Gold Prospecting in Virginia/ D.C. Areas
The state of Virginia is not only for gold prospecting but also for finding precious war articles. If you are looking for gold using a metal detector in Virgina, you will also find war relics, buttons, metal belts that are very valuable. You can fetch some very precious and expensive war relics that you can sell to collectors or war memorabilia. In addition to the war memorabilia, you may also find some gold nuggets.
To see some samples of huge gold nuggets found in Virginia, you may stop by the Museum of Natural History located at the Smithsonian Museum.
Big Ten Virginia Gold Maps show 200 gold mines and prospecting locations from the State of Virginia. There are 15 counties in Virginia where the gold sites are shown in the map. These counties are: Buckingham, Culpepper, Cumberland, Fairfax, Fauquier, Floyd, Fluvamma, Goochland, Halifax, Louisa, Orange, Patrick, Prince William, Spotsylvania, and Stafford.
Gold Prospecting Clubs
Gold Prospecting Clubs
If you want to become a member of the gold prospecting clubs in a state, there are several gold prospecting clubs that you can join. If you do not want to join a club right away, you may explore the gold prospecting areas, fly to the closes airport, and explore, research, and ask questions from the locals at the airports in the town where the gold prospectors go. As soon as you land at a certain airport, be sure to check the stores for maps and information on how to find the gold prospecting places. You can even inquire as to how to join the clubs.
The fees to join the gold prospecting clubs are usually small compared to the enjoyment and the rewards that you will get from being a member. Check out the following resources on how to start your gold finding passion.
For gold maps, go to Gold Maps. You can find ruby gems, diamond gems and other precious treasures in a lot of places where you can fly into in the United States. The folks are those places are very friendly, and very willing to show you how to prospect for gold and find those most-coveted gems. You have to do a little work but the outcome of gold prospecting and gem and treasure mining is enormous. You may not find a huge nugget but even the littlest gold, gem and treasure that you will find is worth your trip.
"Gold Map" from the Gold Man of Long Beach
This U - Tube about gold mining maps might interest you. I watched this and it seemed legitimate. You may learn something from him.