This article is going to take a look at a few gold mining areas way down in the Southern California desert. Of course, this area is generally overlooked and gets almost no attention in the history books. Perhaps that is for good reason. The gold strikes in Northern California certainly overshadowed these relatively small gold […]
Finding gold in the desert can be challenging due to the lack of water, but there are specific methods like drywashing that you can use to recover gold from the most inhospitable desert environments.
The Grand Canyon is one of the most famous canyons in the world for its magnificent beauty. Less known are the stories of various gold and riches hidden there. At the peak of the early gold rushes in Arizona and California, this area was mainly ignored by miners. Although some minor gold deposits were found, […]
There are plenty of locations in the desert around Lake Havasu City where a prospector can find some gold. In fact, Mohave County is the 2nd leading gold producer in the state of Arizona. Not everyone is familiar with the golden history of this area. Within an hour of the city you can find several […]
Southern Nevada doesn’t have as much gold as the northern and central parts of the state, but there are a few areas that do in fact have some gold. Searchlight is one of these places. Searchlight, Nevada is a small town situated in the Piute Valley of Clark County. The town is quite small today, […]