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Historic Gold Mining Areas

This page has many articles highlighting some of the richest gold mining locations in the United States and the world, including history of the early gold discoveries and current locations where gold can be found. For more information about gold mining in all 50 states be sure to also check out our Clickable Gold Map!




     Alaska

     Gold Mining at Ganes Creek, Alaska

     The Klondike Gold Rush

     Nome Alaska Gold Rush

     Fairbanks Alaska Gold Rush

     The Juneau Mining District

     The Porcupine Gold Mining District

     Gold Mining at Moore Creek, Alaska



     Arizona

     Gold Mining History of Rich Hill, Arizona

     Gold Prospecting at Lynx Creek, Arizona

     Gold Prospecting near Quartzite, Arizona

     Gold Basin Mining District in Arizona

     Gold Prospecting Areas near Phoenix, AZ

     San Domingo & Vulture Mountains Gold

     The Lost Dutchman Gold Mine

     Gold Prospecting Areas near Tucson, Arizona

     Gold Mining in the Bradshaw Mountains

     Gold Prospecting in the Mojave Desert





     California

     American River Gold

     Feather River Gold

     Gold Mining in Siskiyou County

     Gold Mining near Randsburg, California

     Kern River Gold

     San Gabriel River Gold

     5 Facts about the California Gold Rush

     The Dale Mining District

     The California Gold Rush

     California's First Gold Discovery

     Bodie, California

     Gold Panning Areas near Los Angeles

     Gold Prospecting Areas near San Diego

     10 Free Gold Panning Areas in California

     5 California Gold Rush Towns to Visit

     Yuba River Gold

     Calaveras River Gold Mining History

     Merced River Gold Mining

     Gold Prospecting in the Mojave Desert



     Colorado

     Pike's Peak Gold Rush

     Mining in Idaho Springs, Colorado

     Mining History of St. Elmo, Colorado

     5 of Colorado's Best Gold Rush Towns to Visit

     Find Gold & Minerals near Colorado Springs, CO

     Mining History of Cripple Creek, Colorado



     Idaho

     Mining History of Silver City, Idaho

     Idaho's Boise Basin

     Gold Mining in Murray, Idaho

     Gold & Silver Mining in Atlanta, Idaho

     Elk City, Idaho: American & Red River Gold

     Mining History on the Yankee Fork River

     Gold Panning on the Snake River

     5 Idaho Ghost Towns with Gold & Silver

     Gold Mining in Warren, Idaho



     Midwestern U.S.

     Black Hills Gold Rush

     Gold Panning Locations near Chicago

     The Ropes Gold Mine in Michigan

     Lake Superior Gold



     Montana

     Montana's First Gold Rush

     The Ghost Town of Garnet, Montana

     The Ghost Town of Bannack, Montana

     Gold Discovery at Helena, Montana

     Gold Mining at Confederate Gulch



     Nevada

     The Manhattan Mining District, Nevada

     The Round Mountain Gold Mine

     The Comstock Lode

     Gold & Silver Mining at Tonopah, Nevada

     Gold Prospecting near Las Vegas

     Gold Prospecting in Elko, Humboldt, and Pershing County

     The Rye Patch/Majuba Placers

     Find Gold Prospecting Areas near Reno, Nevada

     The Carlin Trend Gold Deposits in Nevada



     New Mexico

     Gold Mining in Hillsboro, New Mexico

     Gold Mining near Santa Fe, New Mexico

     Gold Mining near Albuquerque, New Mexico





     Northeastern U.S.

     Gold Panning at the Swift River in Maine



     Oregon

     Mining in Eastern Oregon's Blue Mountains

     Althouse Creek & Illinois River, Oregon

     Southwest Oregon Gold Rush

     Oregon's Rogue River

     Gold Panning Areas near Portland, OR



     Southeastern U.S.

     The Georgia Gold Rush

     North Carolina Gold Rush

     The First United States Gold Rush

     Gold Prospecting at Coker Creek, Tennessee

     Uwharrie River Gold in the National Forest

     Gold Panning Locations near Atlanta



     Utah

     The Kennicott Mine in Bingham, Utah



     Washington

     Gold Rush to Washington State

     A Recent Visit to Liberty, Washington

     Gold Prospecting on the Columbia River

     Gold Panning in the Cascade Mountains

     Gold Prospecting at Washington Beaches



     Mining Around the World

     Top Gold Producing Countries

     Atlin & Cariboo Districts - British Columbia, Canada

     Australia's Kalgoorlie Gold Rush

     5 Huge Gold Mines in the United States

     Gold & Silver Mining in Ontario, Canada



     Historic Gold Mining Methods

     Hydraulic Mining Operations

     Arrastras to Grind Ore

     Stamp Mills to Crush Ore

     Bucket Line Dredging

     5 Historic Gold Dredges You Can Go Visit