Let’s state this right upfront so nobody gets into trouble. Gold prospecting and rockhounding are completely off-limits within Yellowstone National Park. You cannot dig or collect anywhere within the park boundary, and you could get in serious trouble if you do. With that said, there are quite a few places just a short drive away […]
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9 Rivers in Wyoming Where You Can Find Gold!
Wyoming is a very mineral rich state which has produced gold, diamonds, jade, opals… even dinosaur fossils! If you’re interested in doing a bit of gold panning, this list of 9 rivers should help get you started. All of these Wyoming rivers have documented discoveries of placer gold which can be recovered by careful panning […]
South Pass City – A Look into Wyoming’s Past
South Pass City is a beautifully preserved and authentic mining town located in Fremont County, Wyoming. Some accounts place the discovery at Willow Creek in the Wind River Mountains, while others place it at Strawberry Creek. Before the discovery of gold, South Pass was just a stage stop. Gold was discovered in small amounts 1842 […]