Welcome to Prospectors Paradise

Whether you are a sourdough (seasoned prospector) or a tenderfoot, you will find Prospectors Paradise to be an invaluable resource for recreational gold prospecting. Here you will find information on the history and geology of gold, mining terms, ideas on where to look for gold and a whole lot more.

There is still gold in them thar hills! Gold has excited the imagination of people all over the world for thousands of years and is still attracting folks searching for that elusive nugget today. Gold prospecting is a wonderful hobby, for anyone who appreciates the great outdoors. People of all ages can prospect and it’s an excellent family activity. You will probably not get rich from recreational prospecting, but it is an outstanding way to keep fit and enjoy the beautiful scenery of our great country.

ProspectingOld-timer prospecting for gold!

Prospecting – for most people the word conjures up an image of an old-timer panning for gold along a rivers bank. Prospectors did look like that in the old days and maybe a few still do but, today prospectors are also construction workers, stock brokers, mechanics, fishermen, housewives, geologists, etc. – anyone who enjoys the great outdoors.

If you are completely new to gold prospecting I highly recommend joining a local prospecting club or the Gold Prospectors Association of America (GPAA). The reason I mention this is that there are numerous methods for finding gold, many locations that could potentially contain gold, and so many tricks for locating gold and a local club is one of your best sources of information.

Through the ages men and women have cherished gold, and many have had a compelling desire to amass great quantities of it–so compelling a desire, in fact, that the frantic need to seek and hoard gold has been aptly named “Gold Fever.”