Antelope Valley Treasure Hunter's Society -- Official
web site of the Antelope Valley Treasure Hunter's club, located in Lancaster, Calif., in
the Mojave desert of Southern California
Gold Prospectors Association of
America -- Official web site of the GPAA, founded in 1968, which offers
information about recreational prospecting and sponsors several television programs on the
Gems, Minerals and Fossils
High Inyo Mountains Fossils
-- Detailed information on how to find fossils in the Inyo Mountains of
California, with many photographs of the fossils, rock formations, landscapes and ghost
towns of the area.
Smithsonian Gem & Mineral
Sri Lanka: Gem Mining
Arizona Ghost Towns -- Historical,
travel information and photos about Arizona's ghost towns.
Gold Rush Mining Towns Photographed by Alma Lavenson, 1930-1968 -- 373
photographic prints of mining towns of California's Mother Lode region.
Famous Pioneer Towns
Ghost Towns of the West --
The "Ultimate Ghost Town Site," listed by state.
-- Sells "Wild West"
model buildings in PDF format (Adobe Acrobat),
based on actual Old West buildings from the United
States and Canadian West.
Gold Rush Links --
A list of links to the Klondike, Cariboo and California gold rushes.
Trails to the Gold Rush
Digital Image Finding Aids -- A wide range of digital images pertaining to
Station History -- Chevron presents the history
of the American gas station.
Lost in America: The
Abandoned Roadside West -- Troy Paiva photographs the roadside West at night
and the results are stunning. A slow-loading page, but worth the wait.
The Overland Trail
Colorado Lore, Legend and
Merchants and Artisans
Antiques Directory --
antiques related news, books and web resources, including categories on
gold, historic and Victorian items.
rare coins and gold
from the ship S.S. Central America,
at wholesale gold prices.
Fun Jewelry -- Original jewelry creations
made with gems and minerals and available for purchase.
Gemsold.com -- Gem
and jewelry store with an online trading network of gem traders and
Image Master Photo Restoration
-- Specializes in photo
restoration and enhancement
copying pictures or slides to CD for safe
keeping and easy viewing.
Jewels -- Offering
a large selection of rings, necklaces,
bracelets, earrings and pendants in platinum
Jewelry by Star --
What started out as a personal research project has turned into a directory with
hundreds of jewelry sites.
Jewelry Days --
Jewelry store sells earrings, rings, pendants,
bracelets, necklaces, men's jewelry, watches and loose diamonds.
Mabeline Designs --
Exquisite beaded jewelry, handwoven by the artist.
Meteorites Plus -- Retails meteorites, rocks, gems and minerals
at reasonable prices.
SWD Ruby Sapphire Wholesale Gemstones
-- Supplier of rubies, (blue, pink, yellow), fancy sapphires and
precious stones to dealers.
Walshman Brothers --
Craftsmen Watchmakers & Jewellers.
Wire Sculpture --
Start your own home-based jewelry business making wire.
Ten's Gold Maps -- Prospecting and panning maps for sale!
LodeZone -- A
prospecting site with topos for GPAA claims, and other related information..
Accurate Locators -- Manufactures
and sells metal detecting equipment and ground
International California Mining Journal -- The premier magazine for miners
and prospectors, published monthly since 1931.
Kellyco Metal Detector
Superstore -- Retails a wide variety of metal detectors and
related equipment, including books, maps, videos and other mining
supplies. Also sells used detectors and display models.
Mining Equipment Prospector
-- The Mining Equipment Prospector is a resource locator of mining
equipment from around the globe.
-- New and used surplus mining equipment, sold by a mining company in
British Columbia owned by Teck Cominco.
Nugget Hunting for Placer Gold
Deposits -- All about nugget hunting with a metal detector.
-- Another great resource for those who "nugget shoot" with a metal
Prospectors Cache -- Forums,
chats, where to find gold in the United States, plans to build equipment.
McLaughlin B.S.C.S. -- If you need to get a fire assay for gold, silver
and the platinum group metals, this is the place!
Gold Mining -- A profile of Yukon placer miner Frank Erl,
including biography and current techniques.
British Columbia, Canada: Placer
Prospecting in the Cariboo -- Information about seismic techniques, the
Cariboo gold rush of the 1860s and the historic town of Barkerville, restored and
maintained by the government of British Columbia.
California: Original Sixteen to One Mine
Country, Hwy. 49 Revisited
Cornish Mines and
Mining History -- A guide to visiting mines and mining
sites in Cornwall, England.
Creek, the World's Greatest Gold Camp
Montana: World Museum of
Mining -- The World Museum Of Mining, a national historical
site, is dedicated to preserving the mining, ethnic, and social history of Butte, Montana.
North Carolina: The Greater Foscoe
Mining Company -- Gem mining for the whole family.
North Carolina: Thermal City Gold
Mine -- Thermal City Gold Mine is the newest recreational gold
and gem mining facility in North Carolina.
South Africa: Chamber of
Mines -- Mining economics, statistics, history, education and news from South
The Biscuits and Gravy Quarterly -- Head
here if you're looking for the best restaurants that serve bisquits and gravy.
Desert USA --
This site highlights the sights and attractions of North American deserts.
Quartzsite Chamber of Commerce
-- Information about the famous swap meet that takes place each year (circa
January-February) in Quartzsite, Arizona. Also learn about the local Quartzsite community.
The Quartzsite Shows
-- In-depth information about Quartzsite, Arizona, and its annual swap meet and
rock and gem shows.
Arizona Highways -- Western
magazine with many beautiful photos and great stories.
Cyberwest Magazine --
An online publication about the West for adventure travelers.
Out West Quarterly --
An "on-the-road" newspaper founded in 1987 by roving
editor/reporter Chuck Woodbury.
Treasure Hunting America --
This site is chock full of photos of found treasure, stories and other
good information about treasure hunting.