Free Gold

See my How It Works page for an explanation on how to use this map service.

View gold maps by entering a street address.

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Visit Larry's Exploring Pages for adventures at gold mines.

Other Resources:

Find Township information using Latitude and Longitude.

Start here for researching open areas, and claim history.

GeoCommunicator has some information you may need.

Locating a Mining Claim or Mill Site FAQs

Prospecting for Gold in the United States.

Placer claim notice.

Other maps of interest:
Silver | Copper | Uranium | Gems and Turquoise | Platinum | Thorium

There is also a statistics page I have made for people who are interested in such things as how many records mention 'gold' per state and per county, and the guange (waste material) associated with gold.

There are many basic tools required to find and work mineral claims. The low-budget prospector only needs the three basics: a shovel, a bucket, and a gold pan (and a source of water) to get started; people who have been seized by the gold prospecting fever can end up buying, and perhaps even needing, equipment to work a prospect and turn it into a producing mine. To recover enough gold to make the labor worth doing, the three basics (above) are not enough. Some of the items used to recover gold are:

  • Classifiers, Screens and Sieves
  • Digging Tools - picks, rakes, shovels
  • Gold Pans and Gold Panning Kits
  • Dry Washers for desert areas
  • Highbankers (Power Sluice boxs)
  • Black Sand Concentrators
  • Hand Dredge
  • Rock Crusher / sample ore crusher
  • Crevice Tools
  • Snuffer Bottles
  • Miners Moss
  • Sluice Carpet Mat / ribbed vinyl matting
  • Metal detector
  • Face mask / dust mask
  • Digging Trowel
  • "Gold Cube" Concentrator
  • Automatic Gold Panners
  • Books on how to find gold