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Gold Mining Vacation Spots
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. If you own or know of a gold camp not listed, send it in to us! See "How to Post Information"
Golden Slide Gold Mines
Located on North Fork Yuba River, California. Opportunities for prospecting, dredging, panning, open pit and underground.
Jensen's Pick & Shovel Ranch
PO Box 1141
Angles Camp, CA 95222 USA
Gold panning & gold prospecting trips, groups welcome.
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.
PO Box 278
Pine Grove, CA 95665 USA
Pan for gold, collect rocks, visit the Wildlife & Mining Artifacts Museum, and enjoy the beautiful Mokelumne River.
Mt Creek Gold Mine
41787A Gurley Rd.
New London, North Carolina USA
Contact: Bill Tucker
Mountain Creek Gold Mine is one of Central North Carolina's best kept prospecting secrets. This is the place to come if you are looking for real North Carolina gold. Nuggets are rare the largest to date 1/2 oz. but are found on occassion. Fine gold is however plentiful.
Equipment rentals include dredge and highbankers or bring your own. Camping rates.
Located: Mt Creek Gold Mine is located in New London NC about 40 miles North of Charlotte. This is a place for the serious prospector. We have Dredging up to 5in, Highbanking, sluicing and panning. Camping is also available for more info.
Thermal City Gold Mine
Located in Western North Carolina's Rutherford County. Gold Camp, mining supplies, events, camping
Vein Mt. Gold Camp
Go for the Gold Prospecting Tours / Georgia Gold Prospector's Association
Join the GPAA - a national prospecting organizationwith open claims nationwide. They even have a camping and RV membership called the LDMA - Lost Dutchmans Mining Assiciation. Info below.