Arizona Gold Prospecting Danger

Arizona Gold Prospecting Danger

The Bark Scorpion – the DEADLIEST Scorpion in the United States!

Although the Scorpions are out mostly at night, gold prospector should keep in mind that during the day they are usually in the shade, in between rocks and often occupying other animal holes or the cool entrances to abandoned mines.


How to find Arizona GOLD

How to find Arizona GOLD – More Productive GOLD Prospecting

Video is really for the new prospector or those thinking of getting into gold prospecting.

I haven’t been drywashing for gold in 6 or 7 years, just been doing gold detecting.

Prospector Mike and I had found some nuggets in two different washes in the Santa Domingo wash area. Mike actually found five good-sized nuggets the largest of which was about 3/4 of an ounce in a wash area of just about 150 feet long.


Yuma Arizona Gold Prospecting

Yuma Arizona Gold Prospecting

In this video, we are on a private gold claim just north of the city of Yuma Arizona. Besides using some of the world’s best gold detectors, the gold prospectors are also using drywashers, gold trommels and recirculating sluices. 

Gold nuggets were found with the detectors, a good-sized picker was found sluicing and lots of fine gold was found drywashing. (more…)

Gold Metal Detecting

Gold Metal Detecting

This is one of my archived videos about gold metal detecting. But, although the video is a number of years old oh, the basic concepts that I talked about are still very relevant today.

I’ve been into gold detecting for many years. On many detecting trips that’s all I find is what’s pictured here in this video and that’s trash. But, when you do find that little gold nugget, it kind of makes up for all the times you just find trash. (more…)

Yuma Gold Mine

Yuma Gold Mine This old abandoned gold mine was just outside of Yuma Arizona not far from the Colorado River.  It’s obvious that the old-timers were following a quartz vein that was carrying the gold. Dry washing the mine tailings show that this was a very rich mine. Even dry Read more…

Large Arizona Gold Nugget

Large Arizona Gold Nugget –

2nd Largest Nugget Ever Found in AZ

This impressive gold nugget that was discovered in a placer mine in the Huachuca mountains of Arizona.  The nugget appears in its original form, just as it did when it was pulled out of the ground.


The Huachuca Mountains are part of the Sierra Vista Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest in Cochise County in southeastern Arizona, approximately 70 miles south-southeast of Tucson and southwest of the city of Sierra Vista. Wikipedia. (more…)

Gold Prospecting in Wickenburg Arizona

Gold Prospecting Arizona

Did you know gold is 19 times heavier than water? Well, that’s part of the science behind how Wickenburg prospectors search for gold.

Arizona has produced more than 16 million troy ounces (498 tonnes) of gold.

Gold mining in Arizona reportedly began in 1774 when Spanish priest Manuel Lopez directed Papago Indians to wash gold from gravel on the flanks of the Quijotoa Mountains, Pima County. Gold mining continued there until 1849, when the Mexican miners were lured away by the California Gold Rush. Other gold mining under Spanish and Mexican rule took place in the Oro Blanco district of Santa Cruz County, and the Arivaca district, Pima County.