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Metal Detecting & Gold Prospecting

A website dedicated to metal detecting for coins, relics, jewelry, gold nuggets, and meteorites. Plus prospecting for gold and other precious items using metal detectors, suction dredges, sluice boxes, gold pans, and more.

DP Forums - Metal detecting and gold prospecting forums

Equipment Reviews - Reviews of metal detecting and prospecting equipment with specifications, advice, and tips.

Where To Go - Public mining sites open to the general public, either for free or for a fee, where you can search for gold and other minerals.

Claims For Sale - Free claim listings of mining claims for sale around the country and the world.

"How To" Guides - Guides on such things as gold panning, metal detecting, running a sluice box, screening for gems, or related subjects.

Steve's Journal - The famous Steve's Mining Journal with prospecting and metal detecting adventures spanning over 40 years.

State Information - State specific information on where to find gold and other minerals.

Reference Library - Online "books" about prospecting and metal detecting subjects of interest.

Other Websites - Links to other websites related to prospecting for gold and other valuable minerals.

About This Site - Information about the website and why it exists.

Site Map - A full site listing of the static html pages at