Week End Gold Miners Prospecting Club

Prospecting sites in the Heart of Georgia’s Gold Belt

Georgia – home of the first major gold rush in the United States!

Beginning with the discovery of gold in the 1820’s on what was then Cherokee Indian land, millions of dollars worth of raw gold was taken from the North Georgia mountains. Despite the countless number of miners that have passed through the area since then, gold is still being found on a regular basis by recreational miners today. Unfortunately, unlike the western states where public land abounds, virtually all of the gold-bearing property in Georgia is privately owned making access difficult for most individuals.

That’s where the Week End Gold Miners Prospecting Club can help. Our organization is a family-oriented, non-profit corporation that gives you a place to relax, prospect for gold, visit with other prospectors and most of all, have a good time in the outdoors. On each of the properties leased by the club, members and their families are encouraged to pursue one of many exciting hobbies. Each of the properties are very rich in GOLD, GEMSTONES, artifacts and the beautiful outdoors.

Your are warmly invited to explore our web site, become a member and take part in the fun we all share!

Here are just a few of the things you will experience as a member of the Weekend Gold Miners.

From Our Facebook Group

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10 hours ago

Benny Chester celebration of life will be tomorrow night from 7 to 9 at Underwood Funeral Home Dahlonega
2068 u.s.19 Bus,
Dahlonega,Ga.
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Thanks , I'll pass it on

22 hours ago

After I sorta, kinda, got over the initial shock of hearing about Benny passing, one of my first thoughts was, "the WEGM will surely miss Benny, and then I thought how many plans I had for Benny and I this spring.

I informed one other member, and his reaction was the same as mine.
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After I sorta, kinda, got over the initial shock of hearing about Benny passing, one of my first thoughts was, the WEGM will surely miss Benny, and then I thought how many plans I had for Benny and I this spring.

I informed one other member, and his reaction was the same as mine.

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He wanted the club to grow..we talked about it often..how we all enjoyed it for many years..Now..I can think of nothing better for each member to step up an do more ...we can...thats what he wanted ...worked so very hard for...so lets do it for BENNY CHESTER...

Morning all. That is very correct we all need to step up and do what we can for the club Bennie And I also talked many times about the club he kept me in the club when I wanted to fold up and go home over my health issues we all need to Rally around one another keep each other strong especially Joyce and Judy in this time and just think ourselves we never know when it is our time as Benny said you just got to be ready

We need double sided business cards. I was talking to Benny about it the other day. Drop them off at bowling alley, bar, etc where bored people go to blow money. AND NO WHERE NEAR THE PROPERTY!!! Everyone who lives within 10 miles already knows & doesn't care. UP TO 300 miles AWAY.

We need permission from the board to make cards so we can advertise farther that 10 miles.

3 dredges in the water picture taken by prettiest spot near Mississippi's (on one side) Me with 60 foot Longtom/Highbanker above the old stamp mill(on other side). CAMP OUT 14 DAYS FOR $100!! FREE GOLD!!! & A few basic rules and the number. - GIVE THE PHONE TO ME. Sparks would call me back in 3 weeks, UNACCEPTABLE!!!

So true. Condolences to his family and fellow gold miners.

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2 days ago

Benny Chester rest in peace... ... See MoreSee Less

Benny Chester rest in peace...

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Rest in peace Mr Benny

Think I talked to him on the phone, did he give out the campsites?

Yes...He was always available for anyone.always a big HELLO.

Do one of the three he loves

Rest in peace,WEGM,he is panning for Gold

RIP AND WE KNOW HIS PAN IS ALWAYS FILLED WITH GOLD!

Dear Joyce and all of Benny's family and friends, We are so sorry about Benny passing, but look forward to seeing him "in the sweet by and by". I, Ralph, told Sarah that God needed Benny to prospect gold for the heavenly streets. We met Benny in person in July 2019, Ralph had been communicating with Benny for at least two years. Benny was one of the kindest, friendliest and helpful men we ever met, and we are already missing him. Benny will be missed by all, and we are praying that God will provide the peace and comfort, that only He can provide, to all who knew Benny, to Joyce, to Benny's Family, Benny's friends and Benny's acquaintances. In the name of Jesus, our holy comfort and only savior, Ralph and Sarah

Benny, the club members are better from having known you. We all miss you so much!

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2 days ago

In memory of our beloved Benny Chester. May the heavens fill your pockets with gold ... See MoreSee Less

In memory of our beloved Benny Chester. May the heavens fill your pockets with gold

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He was a very cool person. Always made me laugh. Will be missed.

Bless his ❤️ rest in peace buddy

Oh my Goodness! You will be missed! I can’t believe we have lost another member of the Family!! Benny was Loved by so many!! ❤️🙏

Rest in peace Benny. You will truly be missed.

Old prospectors never die, they just pan for gold in the clouds, rest in peace Benny Chester

Truly will be missed, He was the one who signed me and my partner up in the club and helped us find our first piece of gold!!! Thanks Benny, And Gods Speed my friend!!!

Thank you all so much for that picture he will truly be missed

He was a great guy. He made boring times more fun. He cared alot about the future of the WEGM.

I’m gonna miss that ol man. Now I have no one to joke around with. 😭😭 it won’t be the same anymore.

We are sending tons of Support & Prayers for the Joyce, Family Members & Weekend Gold Miners Members! We are so sorry for the loss of Benny he was a great man and always made you laugh!!!

Rest easy Benny, you've finally struck that mother lode

Prayers to all family

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1 day ago

my new Spike's Little Deuce Sluice, off the machine tonight, in the steam tomorrow for testing!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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