FindingGOLDinColorado provides all the info you need to successfully pan for gold in Colorado. Lots of areas in Colorado are open to the public for casual, low-impact gold prospecting… I have over 20 listed here. There’s also info on some of the basics around tools and techniques. I intend this site to be especially helpful to newer prospectors and those visiting our beautiful state. Please reach out to me with any questions 🙂 Even better, join the Facebook group ‘Finding Gold in Colorado’ where a whole community of Colorado prospectors and visiting prospectors can answer your questions, arrange to meet you at the river and more!
The site is exactly what I wish existed when I went looking for info years ago, I hope you find it helpful now. I’m an avid gold prospector and traveler. I am currently working on a book about gold in Colorado – both the historical sites worth visiting and the modern-day public prospecting opportunities.
While I was fascinated with mining gold and opals as a kid, and I started gold panning in 1989 as a young adult, it wasn’t until my kids basically grew up that I really dived deep into the topic. From 2011 on, I’ve been avidly researching and gathering information as well as extending my skills and field experience. Of course I still have those first gold pans I bought in 1989 too 🙂 I spend a lot of time prospecting in Colorado and I’ve been able to prospect successfully in 6 states and two continents. Prospecting has led to lots of friends, lots of great adventures, and I’ve also found some nice gold. I hope you do too!
With all the information available on the internet today, it’s amazing what you can learn about almost anything. This has transformed casual gold prospecting from something secretive, confusing, and arcane, into an activity anyone can learn and do successfully. I’ve been amazed at what I’ve been able to find and I look forward to sharing it here and in the book. If you are interested in getting started in Colorado gold prospecting for fun, or are already an active, casual gold prospector, or are planning a trip around Colorado, I think this site will be helpful to you. That said, the internet is constantly changing. All the information on this website is published in good faith and for general information purposes only. Any action you take based on this information is strictly at your own risk. Rules and conditions change constantly. We will not be liable for any losses and/or damages in connection with the use of our website.
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