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
Hello Georgia Gold. Fellow Geogian here. Prospecting has never been on my radar. Only by chance have I ran across an area that tests out to show gold. The gold is powder fine. I’m clueless on how to go about extracting it. I need help on where to go from here. If you think you can help feel free to email me. I can go a little more in detail and even provide you with some samples to see hat you think. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
You need a sluice box, dredge or high banker. Those are the most common types of mining equipment used by amateur gold miners.
Do you own the property or just have access to it?
A great way to gain access is by joining a club. I’m a member of and have access to property thru WEGM (weekend gold miners). It’s a great club, they had more properties but they lost a few over the years, but still have two great properties for gold miners.
Hey there! My friend and I along with my 4 children are heading to PA at the end of July/beginning of August for vacation. It’s my friend’s life long dream to prospect gold. So we are going to spend a couple days in Georgia on the way back and do some prospecting with him. Would you be willing to take us out? He would like to go somewhere he can use a sluice box. We’ve never been before and just started incorporating these trips into our vacations. Hoping to find a local to help us out! I can pay you, if you give me a price, I just really want this to be an experience worth remembering for him! However, we wont be back to GA near often enough to make it worth joining a club, but want to get in a stream where we can use our sluice. Let me know if we can arrange something!
That would great, when your trip gets closer send me an email:
You’ll have to type in my email address replacing the [a] with the AT symbol used in email addresses.