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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.

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.

Hogg Mine in GA

There is a mine in LaGrange, GA where you can dig for several types of crystals and gems. ( Beryl, Star Rose Quartz, Black Tourmaline, and Aquamarine) At Hogg Mine, you get a day of digging for $35 and you keep what you find! They have pictures of some amazing finds on their website like the one below. Click here to get more info.

I Found a New Gold Panning Location in CA!

I found a new gold location in Jamestown, CA. It looks like they are set up for novices and more seasoned prospectors as well. They give classes with equipment, or you can pay-to-play at their location if you already now what you’re doing. Find out more HERE.

Are you near Midland, NC??

If you are, you are close to what looks an awesome time Saturday April 13th! Reed Gold Mine in Midland NC is have a BBQ festival! For $17 you get to try a BBQ and side dish from FIVE RESTAURANTS!! YES… 5!! Makes me wish I didn’t live all the way on the west coast.

They are going to have underground tours, panning for gold, the stamp mill, walking trails, the museum all for free except for panning ($3 plus tax per pan).

Get all the details and tickets here:
https://www.independenttribune.com/community/reed-gold-mine-barbecue-festival/article_81dca5ce-57b3-11e9-a12b-23840bce8876.html

Exploring the world of metals on your travels

I came upon this article by Cindy Belt about exploring historic mines and ore production facilities. I included some of the articled and the link below.

By Cindy Belt @ exclusive.multibriefs.com
04/08/2019

I will admit that my previous career in the metals industry makes seeking out metallurgical locations natural. But these locations can be interesting to anyone.

Metalworking is how we define some human time periods, such as the Stone Age, Bronze Age, and Iron Age. Metals are used everywhere and built our culture. Interesting metal spots vary from mining to mills. These metals can include iron, copper, gold, and silver along with other, rarer metals.

Panning

Sure, you can pay to pan for gold in a tourist spot where sand is seeded with interesting stones and occasional bits of gold or silver, but panning in a river can be fun even if you don’t become rich.

The best states for this are South Dakota, Nevada, Colorado, Oregon, Georgia, and California, where the most famous gold rush occurred. Plan a trip to Alaska for even more potential panning spots.

Read more here: http://exclusive.multibriefs.com/content/exploring-the-world-of-metals-on-your-travels/natural-resources

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