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!

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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 on the net are listed. If you know of a vacation spot (that has 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 us 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. Thanks -Dan

This looks like a FUN trip…Finland!

I just found out that there is a village in Finland that has pretty much dedicated their tourism to gold mining. What!? I know! The scenery looks amazing and the color doesn’t look too bad either. Best part? They are open all year long. They have indoor gold panning during the winter. PLUS, they are holding the 2019 World Gold Panning Championship in August.

Here’s a little from the article I found the village on

“Finnish Lapland is the land of myths, legends, and dreams. Many are centered on Lapland’s gold fields and those people who, even today, are chasing after the world’s purest gold – the one found in and around the Lemmenjoki and Ivalojoki rivers.”

“Every year, the gold fever infects adventurers and tourists from near and far, too. Rising and falling for almost 150 years, the gold fever, with all its human drama of heroes and villains, has helped shape the cultural history of Northern Lapland. Kai. J. Rantanen, born in Southern Finland, was lured by gold as a young man while hitchhiking to Norway. He stopped in the Lemmenjoki area and never left.”

New GEM Location!

Geology Adventures

I found a new gem site that is a little different than all the rest. Bob Jackson takes people out on gem finding adventures all over the world! He’s based in Washington but does quite a few tours outside the state. He has a schedule up on his website, and space is limited on his tours!

Looking for used/inexpensive gold toys?

Hey! The GPAA has set up a classifieds section on their website just for selling or buying prospecting equipment. Looking for a deal on a new metal detector or dredge? Check it out!

Big nugget in Arizona

Here’s a nice little tale of what persistence will get you. Sometimes you come home with nothing but black sand and trash. Sometimes you come home a winner!

Visit the GPAA website for the full story.

CLICK HERE

Gold Rush Days @ Julian, CA…THIS WEEKEND!!

I love Gold Rush Days in Julian, heck, I just love going to Julian! The apple pies….hhmmmm ‘dreamy face’. If you live in Southern California, head on over to Julian this weekend, April 7-8. Lots of food and fun. 

Admission is free, but you’ll need tickets for the activities. Some of which will be:

  • Hayrides
  • Farm Animal Visit
  • Archery
  • Tomahawk Throwing
  • Candle Making

Julian Gold Rush Days, celebrates the discovery of gold in this mountain community and invites visitors to learn more about its history with a weekend of entertainment including gold panning, tomahawk throwing, candle dipping and more. Located at The Julian Mining Company in Wynola, the old-fashioned mining camp will offer re-enactors,, an arts and crafts market, food and drink, a petting zoo, and old-fashioned laundry, free parking and plenty of family fun.

Gold Rush Days

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