Prospecting Stores across Colorado 3

There are quite a few places around here to buy prospecting supplies. When you need gear, please shop via my links or support your local shop. There’s nothing like looking at your choices in person to get what you need and getting expert advice as part of the bargain.

The Rock Doc outside Nathrup




I doubt my list is complete so feel free to add others in the comments.

Dedicated Prospecting shops with a full line of equipment:



Between Buena Vista and Salida on Hwy 285:

Woodland Park:



Other stores with a good selection of basic prospecting gear:

Idaho Springs:



…and of course Cabelas and Sportsmans Warehouse in metro Denver. You’ll also find gold pans for sale here and there in museum gift shops, general stores and such. Wherever you see pans for sale, be sure to ask “When someone buys a pan here, where do you send them to use it?” You never know what you’ll learn!

The museum with an impressive range from pans to sluices to highbankers is the Western Museum of Mining & Industry on the north end of Colorado Springs. Of course they are a must-visit site for prospectors anyway with some impressive industrial mining gear to ogle.

OK, so what am I missing?

This site costs money to keep up. The only way it makes money is shopping referrals. If you appreciate the info here, please click thru one of my Amazon ads the next time you want to shop online (of course I hope you will FIRST try supporting your local prospecting store!). It won’t cost you anything extra and it keeps the site going:

About KevinInColorado

I'm an avid, casual gold prospector. Resident of Summit County, Colorado. Aspiring author, working on a book also called Finding Gold in Colorado (tm). - You can also join the Facebook group 'Finding Gold in Colorado' to get Colorado gold prospecting and mining news. - PLEASE HELP ME MAKE THE SITE BETTER: If you find a typo or dead web link, please, please drop me a line about it or just post a comment. I WILL FIX IT!!

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

3 thoughts on “Prospecting Stores across Colorado

  • Kenneth Clark

    Sportsmans Warehouse carries panning kits, metal detectors, and gold paydirt from the show Gold Rush. Bass Pro Shops also carry some metal detectors.

    • Kevin Post author

      Thanks, I’ve addded Sportsmans Warehouse to the main article.

      FYI folks, I don’t endorse buying paydirt from the Gold Rush tv show. The don’t give a “fair” amount of gold for your money. There are many better options such as the dirt sold by my friend Don at