Places Where You Can Still Find Gold In America

The Legacy of the Gold Rush

The Gold Rush era started in 1848, sparking a nationwide frenzy that drew thousands to California's hills in search of riches.

California

California's Mother Lode Region, spanning 120 miles from Mariposa to Placer County, remains prolific for gold.

Alaska

Alaska, 'The Last Frontier,' boasts vast wilderness ripe for gold prospecting. Nome's beaches and interior rivers.

Colorado

Pikes Peak and the Rocky Mountains are synonymous with gold mining. Areas like Cripple Creek yield placer.

Nevada

Nevada, known for silver mining, also offers abundant gold opportunities. Areas like Carlin Trend and Eureka attract.

North Carolina

North Carolina's Reed Gold Mine, site of the nation's first gold find in 1799, invites visitors to try panning.