2012 Gold & Treasure Shows

2012 Gold & Treasure Shows

Gold & Treasure Shows may be coming to your area. Click here for details   SPRING CIRCUIT Pomona, CA January 21 – 22, 2012 Mesa, AZ February 11 – 12, 2012 Albuquerque, NM February 18 – 19, 2012 Red Bluff, CA March 10 – 11, 2012 Puyallup, WA March 17 – 18, 2012 Salem, OR […]

We're going to Nome!

We’re going to Nome!

In June 2012 three of us are going to Nome, Alaska for the GPAA Alaska Gold Expedition at Cripple River Camp. We already booked a reservation and also reserved three 4 wheelers. I was watching a DVD movie series called “Alaskan” which shows everything that goes on there during the mining season. You can purchase […]

Gold Rush Season 2

Gold Rush Season 2

Gold Rush season 2 will begin this Friday! October 28, 2011 at 9pm ET Watch on Discovery You can also follow Todd Hoffman via twitter @goldrushtodd I learned so much from the first season. Mostly that it’s a bunch of hard work and having a good team that knows what the heck to do is […]

Cooler days ahead

Cooler days ahead

At last, the end of the year approaches. The air is cooler and we can now resume gold prospecting activities. First order of business is to have fun! I am going to ride the quad around and enjoy nature’s scenery and relax. I have been waiting months for this day. I won’t miss office life.

Gold Prospecting Trip 68

Gold Prospecting Trip 68

We came back to Rock Springs in search for more of that yellow metal we saw last time. We now have more equipment and more manpower. We drove our equipment to and from the site with a Polaris Ranger RZR 4 800. It was very comfortable to ride and handled much better than a quad. […]

Custom Floatable Dredge

Custom Floatable Dredge

Last week Josh and I went with a mining claim owner to a remote location near Bagdad, AZ and were shown a beautiful place where the water flows over exposed bedrock all year round and the potential for gold might still exist. We prefer being near water most of the year because not only is […]

Geocommunicator Mining Claim Maps discontinued

Geocommunicator Mining Claim Maps discontinued

I just found out that geocommunicator.gov Mining Claim maps have been discontinued. They have a notice on their web site. Well, I’m not that bummed. I stopped using it for locating mining claims after learning how inaccurate it was. I still used it as a tool to visualize the PLSS grid and SMA (Surface Management […]

Mesa Gold Show

Mesa Gold Show

Josh and I went to the Gold Show in Mesa yesterday morning. By the time we arrived the parking lots were almost full. Wow. If you have not went yet, check the event schedule to find one near you. Its worth going to. From rock picks to trommels and everything in between, vendors were selling […]

Gold & Treasure Shows

Gold & Treasure Shows

There may be a Gold & Treasure Show near you. Click here for details Below is the event calendar. I will be there in Mesa meeting folks, taking pictures and looking at all the goods. StartDate EndDate Location Phone City State Directions 01/15/2011 01/16/2011 Mesa Convention Center 480-644-2178 Meza AZ Show Map 01/22/2011 01/23/2011 Fairplex […]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

This is going to be an exciting year. There has been a gradual increase of people visiting our web site ever since we started this early last year. We aim to be a useful repository of new information to the recreational miner. We will be exploring new areas, meeting more people and keeping you informed […]