The places listed below are user submitted gold prospecting locations. Things change over time - these places may or may not still be open. Be sure to fill your holes, pick up your trash and don't trespass. We are losing good spots all the time.
We really need more info on this state! If you know of any other prospecting locations in this or surrounding areas, please fill out this form. What we need here are fairly specific places like "downstream from where Highway 20 crosses Dry Creek". There are lots of books that say something like "The gold belt runs through ABC & XYZ Counties" or "Gold has been found in ABC River and some of its tributaries". That really doesn't say much about where YOU can find gold, private property issues or Forest Circus rules etc. Please use this form only for suggesting fairly specific places to be added to this page where new prospectors or folks visiting from other areas have a good chance of finding gold. Thank you
From The Trapper
I've hunted Nevada going on 35 years from ghost towns for coins to tokens and gold. It's a state where most of the land belongs to you and I and is open to most hunts. If it's gold you want, begin your hunt just off US 80 in the little town of Imlay in Pershing county. It's there you will begin your trip to gold country. Head for the Seven Troughs Range and Black Rock Desert areas. This is unforgiving country -be prepared. I can't express this enough. If you break-down out there, it might be a long time till you see or get help but the rewards are great if you will hunt and stay with it. Myself, I have never and I say never came home without gold. GOOD LUCK