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Prospecting Vacations

Biggest online listings of prospecting vacation locations. If you want to look for Gold or Gems, this is the place to find your adventure!

Welcome!

Thank you for visiting ProspectingVacations.com

To find a gold or gem vacation spot click on the Gold Prospecting or Gem Hunting menu, and select your location. I have them listed by State or International. All locations that I have been able to find are listed. If you know of a vacation spot that is not listed (must have a website) please let me know. I’m always looking to add more.

If you go on a prospecting vacation, please come back and let me know how it was. Don’t forget to take plenty of pics and video!

Thanks and have a great vacation,
-Dan

P.S. Please be aware, I DO NOT have an affiliation with any of the locations listed here. Please contact each location from their listed website or phone number.

Lucky Strike in the Land Down Under!

One of the biggest gold nuggets ever found was in 1858 in the hills near Ballarat, in Central Victoria, Australia. The nugget was a monstrous 69-kilograms (152-pounds)! At today’s spot price for gold that would be a little over $3,300,000-US! Though finds like that are extremely rare, there is still gold to be found. One lucky prospector recently found a 63-ounce (4.32-pounds) in the area around Ballarat. Of course, he’s not saying exactly where.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL STORY

There’s gold in Wyoming?

According to this article, there is still virgin ground in Wyoming!

“Because there was absolutely no easy access to Wyoming gold areas, only a few very hardy prospectors ever even put pick and shovel to the ground,” says the Wyoming Prospectors Association. “The few mining operations that operated did extremely well finding huge amounts of gold.”

Mark Davis Powell Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange

The article is a good read about prospecting in Wyoming. A little history, some story, and but of local info. If what they are saying is true, it looks like I might need to reconsider my summer plans for 2020.

READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE

Nice Article: Why A Londoner Became a Backwoods California Gold Prospector

The article is a couple of years old, but it’s new to me. It’s about a journalist from London that came to California to do a story on gold prospecting… and stayed!

From the article: Speaking from his home in London, Boggan describes standing chest-high in mud on the Bear River; how 80 percent of California’s gold is still in the ground; and why today’s Americans could use a bit of the pioneer spirit that inspired prospectors during the 1849 Gold Rush.

READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE

North Carolina Gold Panning Competition – Sept 14th

The Reed Gold Mine is holding a gold panning competition on September 14th (Saturday). Make sure to mark your calendars if you’re within driving distance of Midland, NC.

Panning at Reed Gold Mine

It looks like the competition is open to everyone, with separate practice and competition times for Amateurs and Professionals. The entry fees are $15 for adult and $10 for junior categories.

Find out more on their website HERE.

Gem mining in Maine?

I found a new gem site in Maine. Dig Maine Gems is the name! Looking to spend the day in Maine digging through pay dirt for gems? Then head over to Bryant Pond, ME. They’ll set you up with material to search through. You have to go if you want the opportunity to find a beauty like the one shown here.

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