Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Gold Prospecting on the San Gabriel

Okay, I didn't just hop in the now questionable van and head down to Southern California to dredge the East Fork of the San Gabriel, but there was an interesting article in the L.A. Times recently that I thought you all might enjoy. It's been making the rounds a bit, but if you haven't seen it yet, check out:

It's a Lode on Their Minds


The map at right is also from the Los Angeles Times article and highlights what I believe is the section open to public gold prospecting.


If interested in doing a little gold panning, or more serious digging in the area, you might also check out the Southwestern Prospectors and Miners Association (SPMA). They have claims around Southern California open to members. I don't think they have a website, but they have a Yahoo Group at:


http://groups.yahoo.com/group/spma2/


The GPAA also has a chapter down that way (and several others throughout the state).


For more places to look around California, check out Where to Find Gold in California and Gold Nugget-Teering in Northern California by Delos Toole.


If further north is your stomping grounds, the New 49'ers has a bunch of good claims open to members and seem like a good organization.


There you have it, a bunch of stuff on gold prospecting in California...from an Oregonian...

Feel free to add to the list (that's what the comments section is for).

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