Panning on Rose Creek in Prescott

Arizona has an amazing gold mining history full of legends and locations to make any prospector fall in love with this breathtaking part of our country.

Here are some of the most popular spots to prospect for gold in Arizona:

  • The Wickenburg Mountains
  • The Hassayampa River
  • Cave Creek area
  • The Agua Fria River
  • The Bighorn Mountains
  • Prescott – Lynx Creek
  • Stanton – Rich Hill
  • Black Canyon City
  • Many other areas!

As I have said many times, gold is all over the place…you just need to find it. But don’t be digging holes all over your yard or the neighbor’s! The saying goes: “Gold is where you find it.” So your best bet is to look where it has been already found. The list above is s good start.

REMEMBER: All land is owned by someone. Get permission before entering anyone’s property and especially if you are going to prospect it.

There are many private claims in Arizona and a lot of them are owned by the GPAA (Gold Prospectors Association of America). You can become a member and dig at any of their claims all across America…and there are a lot of them!