The Abajo Mountains was the source of one some scattered gold occurrences in Southern Utah. Placers were worked on several drainages on the southern flanks draining off the mountain. Some small lode mines were also worked for a short time. Johnson Creek and Recapture Creek come together near the town of Blanding. Recapture Creek continues […]
Gold in Utah
4 Rivers in Utah Where You Can Go Panning for Gold
Utah gets overlooked by most prospectors, and perhaps that is for good reason. To be honest, it is one of the poorer states in the West for gold prospecting. It certainly isn’t anywhere near its neighboring states of Colorado, Arizona, or Nevada. There’s still gold here though. Here are 4 rivers in Utah that have […]
This Massive Mine in Utah Has Produced More Gold than Most States!
The Kennecott Copper Mine (initially known as the Bingham Canyon Mine) is an open pit copper mine located in the Oquirrh Mountains near the Salt Lake City in Utah. It is currently the world’s largest man-made excavation. The mine is operated by the Kennecott Utah Copper Corporation a subsidiary of the UK-based Rio Tinto Group. […]
The White Cliffs Lost Gold Mine in Utah
The White Cliff, a section of the famous Zion National Park of Utah is famous for the legend of the Lost Gold Ledge of 1800s. According to the legend, in 1870, John Lorenzo Hubble a young fellow working in Mexico had a talk with an elderly prospector named George Brankerhoff. During their conversation, Brankerfoff told […]