Some of California’s earliest known gold deposits were found in the harsh desert of San Bernardino County. In fact, many are surprised to learn just how much gold was found in Southern California since the northern half of the state gets most of the attention. Yes indeed, the desolate barren desert around Barstow actually saw […]
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 purpose of this article is to provide some basic information for gold prospectors exploring the desert around Kingman and Bullhead City. There are quite a few good spots worth prospecting, but the desert is vast and it can be hard to know where to start. The good news is that Mohave County is the […]
A lot of people in the US like to venture south for the winter. I’ve been doing that very thing for the past few winters, although I only go for about a week. Lots of people spend several months, pulling a trailer or RV’ing down warmer climates in Arizona, Southern California, and New Mexico. There […]
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 […]
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, […]