All the property in Georgia where you can gold mine is on private property, so the easiest way to get started finding gold is to join a gold mining club. Mike and I are members of the Weekend Gold Miners and the GPAA. The GPAA doesn’t have much in Georgia, but they do have one site that we actually last tried in 1998! So, obviously, I don’t have a lot of information about the GPAA site(s) in Georgia. However, if you can believe the reviews on the GPAA website regarding GPAA claims, the GPAA Bachanan claim sounds pretty good. I’ve also been a member of the Weekend Gold Miners club since 1997 and I highly recommend it. Here is there contact info
Gold Prospecting Clubs
I signed up at Crisson’s gold mine in Dahlonega:
Crisson Gold Mine
Another club that’s has one gold property in Georgia is the LDMA. They have a property near Gold ‘n Gem Grubbin in Cleveland:
The LDMA is a little pricey for me, but I think its worth checking out. I’ll let you know my thoughts when I get more info.
If you don’t want to join a club, you can pay-per-dig at Gold ‘n Gem Grubbin in Cleveland:
If you can’t find a club or don’t want to pay at Gold ‘n Gem Grubbin, you can drop us a line, maybe we’ll work out a day to go out and find some gold!
Metal Detecting Clubs
Stone Mountain Treasure Hunters — great club with wonderful folks. They’re called Stone Mountain Treasure Hunters, but they meet each month in Duluth.
North Georgia Relic Hunter club — I don’t have a lot of info about this club, but their website says they meet twice a month in Marietta