Gold has been discovered in nearly every state in the u. While many northern utah waterways contain gold, you might want to start panning in places where others have found flakes. Placer gold was discovered in bingham canyon the following year. This state by state guide will help you get started on your adventure. Gem trails of utah book welcome to rockhounding in utah. This is an informative book for anyone interested in gold prospecting.
It is provided here for those who own the earlier version of the book in an effort to continue to make the book more useful to all. Where can i buy a copy of a guide to gold panning in utah of course, you may buy it onlinebut sometimes it is easier and faster to just go pick it up. The southwest is full of promising places to look for some gold. I want to know what river or stream flows out of there if any, so i can go there to look for gold. Most of the national forests in utah are open to prospecting, including gold panning. This gives promise that the greatest of all gold deposits including remains of montezuma s vast treasure may soon be found. Learn where to find gold and more importantly how to get the gold out once you find it. Great times were had by all, and i even found a little color to boot. This book is a comprehensive guide to the prospector who would like to go out on the weekend, take in some.
We were wondering if there are any good rock hounding or gold panning areas that we could hit that may not have been overrun with tourists. Sep 18, 2003 heard from a lot of people that it was a good place to try panning, but i didnt see even a tiny speck of yellow working my way up the gulch all afternoon. Panning, sluicing, and dredging has potential to find some gold. Youll be amazed at how crisp the satellite imagery is and how much exploring and planning you can do from the comfort of your home.
Even an assay report showing an appreciable content of gold in a sample obtained from a lode deposit. No other pamphlet or instruction booklet can match the easy explanations included within this booklet. Alan chenworth is an author and avid prospector based in utah, where he works as a geologist in the mining industry. Winter quarters was first opened by george matson in the spring of 1875. Recreational gold panning and dredging regulations what is recreational gold panning and dredging. Legends tell us that the indians and later the spanish were the first to mine the lands of what is now utah. Contact the utah division of water rights for additional information. You do not need a permit for recreational gold panning on blm or forest service land, as long as you follow the regulations stated in the section on the previous page. Usmining provides information on mines, operators, and minerals mined in box elder county, ut. The history books and church officials try to make it seem that all of the gold that was used when the church started minting gold, came from the gold rush in california, but utah was settled before the discovery of gold in california. Wyoming is often overlooked as a gold mining state, but it actually has produced significant amounts of gold in the past.
Idaho is one of the most beautiful places that you will ever get the chance to go prospecting. May, 2010 i read that the real gold is further up the canyon past tibble fork reservoir. Part 1 gold panning in utah by alan chenworth turning the page. Utah is less renowned for gold opportunities than nevada but it is nice the author took the time to document these locations. Finding gold in utahs uinta mountains wutahprospector. Roy lagal gives simple instructions on how to find gold by panning, or with a metal detector or dredge. While there was never a real gold rush in utah, there are accessible placer deposits in each. Utahs placers are usually associated with areas of igneous rocks. Also write magazine articles related to gold panning, mining and prospecting.
Recreational gold panning and dredging regulations utah. A commercial gold mining site, eagle city park, is a 35acre privately owned recreational gold mining operation near kingston. Furthermore, reliably separating gold by panning requires a great deal of practice. I read that the real gold is further up the canyon past tibble fork reservoir. Box elder county, ut gold mines, mine companies, mine owners and mine information. Tooele county, ut gold mines, mine companies, mine owners and mine information. All it takes, according to chenworth, is a 14 pan, a sniffer bottle a vacuum bottle used to suck the desired material out of your pan, and. Utah county gold production is usually quoted at 45,000 ounces which was mine in the american fork district located about five miles southeast of the cottonwood district.
Find 10 listings related to gold panning supplies in provo on. The book is a comprehensive guide to the placer gold areas of utahand the locations covered in his book range from the large commercial. Learn about the history of gold prospecting in utah. Finding the right instructional gold mining book can make all the difference to a successful gold prospecting outing. This method is among the simplest and is quite popular with geology enthusiasts because it is fairly inexpensive and easy to do. If you are interested in looking for gold or learning how to find it, here is a collection of over fifty books and maps to get you started. I was able to remove the gravels with the assistance of a crowbar and i scooped them up with a garden trowel. Building historically books 2 mining history books 10 native american books 11 wild west books 10 roadside history books 8 utah history books 29 opening the west books 16 astronomy and weather. Rocks and gold geology 101 ask jeff williams youtube. Most of the placer gold in utah is very fine grained flour gold and is difficult to recover. Gold panning arizona kids gold panning family adventure az.
Ive tried the american fork canyon location but there was only a trace amount of flour dust, which was very difficult to catch in the pan. Apr 01, 2020 well now is the time to go west if you do want to look for gold the is moving durring the west run off if your new try amasa valley in utah north canyon american fork up marry elans gulch im sure i spelled that wrong,, oops if you go out by the pony express trail go early for the water out there goes quick,,, thanks for making me feel welcome i just finnished building a 4 ft wide 72 inch. A work acquaintance owned some land along the river in jensen. The book is a comprehensive guide to the placer gold areas of utah and the locations covered in. Recreational panning using nonmechanized equipment such as a pan, sluice box, or pick and shovel that does not disturb the earth above the water line or outside a dry stream bed. In his book, a guide to gold panning in utah, he says, when i headed for home that afternoon, i had my first gold, a sore back and a fever gold fever. Jul 01, 2011 this is a little flood wash that i had found in moab that has nothing but flower gold sad but gold is gold.
Rock hounding or gold panning utah forum tripadvisor. When panning, you wash away or remove the lighter material. The placers discovered most recently in utah are those located in the house range millard county, first worked in 1932. A guide to gold panning in utah 2007 publication amazon. We teach you what rock and minerals to look for when prospecting for gold. Gold rushes in colorado left many old ghost towns, mills, and mines worth visiting for their history, beauty, and even their gold. A gold placer in the mercur previously camp floyd district in tooele county was discovered in 1870.
With maps, directions, histories and photos and more, it includes all the information needed to. If you want to go gold panning, there a lot of places in utah better than the uintah basin. Part 1 gold panning in utah by alan chenworth turning the. Connor was a united states army general who was discontent with his assignment in utah. According to the utah geological survey ugs, gold placers in utah are usually associated with areas of igneous rock. Farther south, down toward death valley, you can drive. The famous gold areas of alaska, california, and many of the western states still produce lots of gold, and even many of the states across the midwest and east coast have gold that can be recovered by prospecting. To help you, we have included a list of area vendors that carry the book. Many millions of dollars worth of gold have been mined out of the hills surrounding salt lake city. Gold prospecting how to find gold in the united states.
Something fun to learn and to do for everyone of all ages. The rain in 2017 move a lot of gold down river, once the water slow down lot of gold should be found. None of the utah images above show just how close you can zoom in to see gold prospecting locations. Tour time availability varies based on temperatures and weather. In his book, a guide to gold panning in utah, he says, when i headed for home that afternoon, i had my first gold, a sore back and a fever. Gold panning is the first important step to learning how to prospect for precious metals. I also heard that bingham canyon has the best gold placer in utah, but is owned by kennecott copper and. Gold is very heavy and sinks to the bottom of the pan.
Navigation books 8 first aid books 11 knots books 8 history. Now is a great time to be out there panning for gold. Recreational dredging on any stream requires a permit from the utah division of water rights. In 1863, connor helped organize utahs first mining district. Panning for gold or silver is a type of traditional, placer mining where gold or silver ore is extracted from a placer deposit using a pan. There has been lots of talk about this particular area an we had to see what all the hype was about. It also includes a new map showing all of the placer deposits across the state. Many recreational prospectors explore the creeks and rivers each summer in search of gold. Idaho has produced thousands of ounces of gold, and continues to be one of the top gold producing states in the u. Wrote, published and market a book entitled a guide to gold panning in utah. Anyone who pans for gold hopes to be rewarded by the glitter of colors in the fine material collected in the bottom of the pan.
This book is 4 pages, and has many new areas where gold maybe found in utah. It also has great potential for gold prospecting, as much of the state is very remote and undiscovered. Johnson abstract eighteen placer districts in utah are estimated to have produced a minimum of 85,000 ounces of placer gold from 1864 to 1968. Utah gold prospecting club is a recreational prospecting club. This is a great resource to help get yourself started with gold panning in utah. Building historically books 2 mining history books 10 native american books 11 wild west books 10 roadside history books 8 utah history books 29 opening the west books 16. Im looking for places to go gold panning in california. To address the interest in low impact prospecting in natural streams for precious metals or gemstones, a committee composed of representatives of state and federal agencies, and a citizens representative, developed the recreational dredging program. I panned some a little ways up american fork canyon and found a couple of small flakes. His website is his book, a guide to gold panning in utah, is available online. Goldbearing solutions deposited gold within the surrounding rock formations lode or primary deposit. Rockhounding books prospecting books mining books 8 navigation, first aid and knots.
Gold pans are used to separate heavier material from lighter material. No permit is required for nonmotorized methods such as panning, sluicing, or drywashing. Connor fostered a deepseated antipathy for the mormons. Few individuals proved as instrumental in utahs mining industry as patrick e. In the nevada desert there is gold here and you dont have to go far, the book basically talks about california, and other states besides northern nevada, but in general its a basic guideline for deserts in general and in this state you dont have to go far to find it, a metal detector, a little bit of dry panning and a whole lot of patience. Find 1 listings related to gold panning supplies in salt lake city on. Although the exercise and outdoor activity experienced in prospecting are rewarding, there are few thrills comparable to finding gold. While there is a great deal of evidence to support these legends, the first recorded mining was conducted in 1847 by early mormon pioneers, quarrying stone for buildings, coal for heat, iron for tools, and lead for bullets.
He actively pursued other interests such as mining. The best way to waste your time looking for any mineral is to not know what you are doing or be looking in the wrong places. It is also clear that the church was against gold prospecting. There are hundreds, or maybe even thousands of these kind of fables and tales about old mines and towns that sprung up out of nowhere. How to make money gold panning in utah utah stories. Many of utahs placer deposits consist of very finegrained gold which is difficult to recover. The process is one of the simplest ways to extract gold, and is popular with geology enthusiasts especially because of its low cost and relative simplicity. Geology lessons on how to find gold with rock and gold 101. Start off on a four wheel tour then roll up your sleeves and learn how to pan for gold in the very place that many a prospector struck it rich in the 1800s. Many of utah s placer deposits consist of very finegrained gold which is. Jan 20, 2018 gold panning is legal in most rivers and streams running through state and national parks in. Sluicing and panning for gold in the highuinta mountains on a family camping trip.
I also heard that bingham canyon has the best gold placer in utah, but is owned by kennecott copper and closed to the public. A guide to gold panning in utah second edition, by alan chenworth, is a comprehensive guide to the placer gold areas of utahand the locations covered in his book range from the large commercial placers to the low grade recreational ones. Gold mining in utah is found primarily as a byproduct to copper production. Most gold in utah is quite fine, so panning and sluicing are probably your best option.
The purpose of the paper is to outline areas of placer deposits in the state of utah and to serve as a guide to their location, extent, production history, and source. Hey ken have you been out panning much we are from alberta canada and are looking at coming to utah in februarymarch for a week or so would you be interested in joining us and showing us around, we have a few claims in bc, my husband is right into geods, crystals, opals, etc but best of all is his gold panning we have never been down to your neck of the woods and would love to give it. Im looking for places to go gold panning in california usa. Gold panning, or simply panning, is a form of placer mining and traditional mining that extracts gold from a placer deposit using a pan. This gravel contained over a pennyweight of gold and there were several 2grain and 3grain pieces. Listed below are actual locations that i have found gold not the vague locations of some rumored gold deposits. The paperback of the a guide to gold panning in utah by alan j. Included is every thing you need to know about where to pan for gold in utah.
Are there any good places to pan for gold between davis and utah county. However, some areas within the national forests are privately owned or already contain mining claims. A collection of 5 large maps covering the entire state of utah. Watch my interview with author alan chenworth who has written, a guide to gold panning in utah. The book is a comprehensive guide to the placer gold areas of utah. Suction dredges are limited to 4 in diameter and have seasonal limitations as well. If you know what to look for then it makes finding gold. Still, there is plenty of gold to be found for prospectors willing to look for it. Usmining provides information on mines, operators, and minerals mined in tooele county, ut.
Fully illustrated, and explained in the most simple terms, this booklet goes through the full basic method of gold panning, from beginning to end. I did find a few small rocks that looked like they have some silver in them, and the canyon is gorgeous this time a year, so it wasnt a complete loss. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers. Eureka gold panning 4700 liberty rd, greensboro, north carolina 27406 rated 4. The following index will be included in books published in late 102018 and onward. He said he could find a little flour gold in the gravels of the green river from time to time. That cry came years after winter quarters was abandoned and for reasonable cause. From mountains that rise up over 00 feet in the air, to basins that sink over 2000 feet in the. With the release of this book, the search for the lost rhoades mine is narrowed to a few square miles of real estate due east of kamas, utah. Gold prospecting treasure hunting gold mining books and videos new. Utah gold placer map see the map below for places to find gold in utah.
Box elder county, ut gold mining, mines, mine owners and mine. Hello all, my husband and myself will be in utah for a week at the beginning of fall this year. Panning for gold on canyon creek icmjs prospecting and. Prospecting books mining books 8 navigation, first aid and knots. A guide to gold panning in utah second edition, by alan chenworth, is a comprehensive guide to the placer gold areas of utah and the locations covered in his book range from the large commercial placers to the low grade recreational ones.862 308 1022 1049 618 605 267 595 1336 1012 311 861 601 6 1044 24 728 520 1163 1114 520 1211 1109 1061 69 350 79 1418 932 539 258 990