Tag Archives: California

The Diary Of A Forty-Niner; Gold Miner In California

By: J.C. Allen I love gold prospecting history and I have started a podcast and am currently reading from the old book, The Diary Of A Forty-Niner, which was compiled around 1895 or so.  It purports to be letters and diary entries by a gold miner from Connecticut who traveled to California during the gold rush of 1849 and 1850. For fun, I have taken the locations, creeks, claims, etc. from the book and placed them into a Google Earth™ mapping service overlay for your education and information.  Read more [...]
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Historic Gold Miner & Prospecting Pictures Round 1

If you spend any amount of time gold prospecting, do you always begin to wonder how did the ol' timers do it?  Since I spend way too much time stuck at work when I'd rather be out in the field prospecting and metal detecting for gold, I am continually stumbling onto some great old finds. Today I went back around to a resource I found last year, and found quite a few more solid gold nuggets of old timey gold mining pictures...I hope you enjoy them as much as I have. What gold prospecting and Read more [...]

Fox News Talking About Where To Find Gold

Hobby Gold Prospecting Is Getting Noticed and Folks Are Wondering Where To Find Gold Hobby prospecting is starting to get all kinds of attention...and now even the "mainstream" is writing some very decent articles about gold prospecting and the adventures it brings!  Join the fun! Learn where to find gold here. Gold rush: California's weekend warriors discover prospecting FRESNO, Calif. – High gold prices have made prospecting the hottest new hobby for California’s weekend warriors. With Read more [...]

Where to Find Gold In Georgia

Georgia was the site of the first American gold rush starting around 1828, and continuing until 1849, when California struck it rich. In fact enough gold was found in a gold belt from Alabama up through the Carolinas that a U.S. mint was placed in operation in Dahlonega Georgia. It was estimated that more than 500 mines were in operation in Georgia at the height of its gold production...with the last commercial operation continuing until the 1930's.  There are still over 500 "gold occurrence" Read more [...]
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Is There Gold In Kansas?

WHERE TO FIND GOLD IN KANSAS: IS THERE ANY? Now for Gold In Kansas!!  Here is personal insight given to e Gold Prospecting by the first, and now former, president of the Wichita Kansas Chapter of Gold Prospectors of America Association: JC, ...Surely the scientific proof of gold in Kansas is there. I have been asked by so many people, it just amazes me. Our club, www.wichitagpaa.org, started last January. They voted me as President. I told them on the 1st meeting (Over 100 people showed Read more [...]