Host Kevin Hoagland travels to the Alabama Gold Camp in Cragford, Alabama where he has the unique experience of running one of the largest wash plants on the east coast. From there he takes a step back and meets up with the Coker Creek Chapter of the GPAA who is all about the home built prospecting equipment. For more information about Gold Trails, visit goldprospectors.org/GoldTrails
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Taken from business2community.com
A giant gold nugget was recently found in Northern California’s historic Gold Country and it’s going up for sale.
The mammoth item weighs in at 6.07 pounds and is expected to carry a price tag of $350,000.
The Butte nugget was discovered by an unnamed prospector who asked dealer Don Kagin to keep his name private.
The giant gold nugget was found in July on public land in the Butte County mountains. Most public lands in California allow for prospecting.
Delta Gold Diggers Gold & Outdoor Festival
The Delta Gold Diggers present the Gold & Outdoor Festival, sponsored by the Gold Prospectors Association of America, in the heart of California’s famed Mother Lode country near Woods Creek at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds.
CLAIM JUMPER METAL DETECTING HUNT – Sponsored by Minelab
GOLD & OUTDOOR RAFFLE PRIZES VALUED AT OVER $10,000!
LIVE EQUIPMENT DEMOS
LEARN TO PAN USING REAL GOLD
DOZENS OF VENDORS DISPLAYING HUNDREDS OF PRODUCTS
JEWELRY, ARTS & CRAFTS, ACTIVITIES AND GAMES FOR ALL
More Info: GPAA and Lost Dutchman’s Mining Association mining claims within a 15-30 minute drive of Sonora.
Lots of hotels, RV and tent camping nearby. RV spaces are $30 per RV per night. Tent camping is $20 per tent per night. Showers and bathrooms available. Limited full hookups for RVs.
Meet the Rugged Prospectors Still Panning for Gold in California
BY PETE BROOK
One surprising ripple effect of the Great Recession is the resurgence of independent gold prospecting. In California, evaporated savings, layoffs, and foreclosures sent some running to the hills. Sarina Finkelstein’s series The New Forty-Niners chronicles these modern prospectors with anachronistic images, some of which look like they could have been made 150 years ago.
Gold panning in the creeks of the Sierra Nevada mountains has been a mainstay since the Gold Rush of the mid-1800s, but for decades it tended to draw only hobbyists and small-scale speculators. Now, gamblers, romantics, and crusty entrepreneurs are joining the old-timers down by the river.
“Some people are prospecting for gold in order to survive,” says Finkelstein. “They had lost jobs, couldn’t find new ones, were freelance, or were struggling during retirement. Many have abandoned their permanent homes in order to live out of RVs and tents in the woods to prospect. Living a bare-bones or pared-down existence, some of them (without house payments, utility bills, etc.) are able to support themselves.”
Although the value of a dollar can wax and wane, gold is a solid investment. The price has roughly tripled since 2005, and at the moment it stands at about $1,300 per ounce. “At more than $1,000 per ounce, a small amount is still valuable,” says Finkelstein.
The Waldo Mining District (WMD) and the Eastern Oregon Mining Association (EOMA) are giving away another . . . ONE HALF POUND OF GOLD! (6 oz. Troy)
Back in 2011-2012, EOMA/WMD held a series of Drawings with a Final Grand Prize of 1/2 Pound of Gold to help raise funds for the EOMA Legal Fund in connection with our on-going suits against the Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) “700PM Instream Mining Permit” issued July, 2010. As successful as those Drawings were, we unfortunately need more funding to see this litigation through to the end. In order to raise the necessary funds, we are holding another series of Drawings . . . and just like before: