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.

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4 hours ago

THE OLDEST GOLD TREASURE IN THE WORLD is the Varna Necropolis found in Bulgaria which dates to 6500 years ago. Most would have guessed the oldest gold artifacts came from Mesopotamia or Egypt, but the ancient civilization in Thrace has them beat. More than 22,000 artifacts have been recovered from Varna, including 3000 gold items weighing 13 POUNDS! The site has at least 312 graves, but just four of these contained three quarters of the gold. Grave 43 by itself contained more gold than has been found in the entire rest of the world for this period. It contained a man (pictured) with many adornments including a golden penis sheath. The site indicates that this ancient society was already highly-stratified and male-oriented. There are two leading theories as to what caused the demise of this civilization: 1) Horse-riding invaders from the east, and/or 2) Climate change that raised sea levels and flooded mines and farms. Here's the article: www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-europe/varna-man-002798 ... See MoreSee Less

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m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=243931430462066&id=100045356318518America's first Gold Rush boom town, established in 1832. ... See MoreSee Less


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Awesome pictorial of history thank you for sharing

Awesome post ! I drove through there on my last trip to Dahlonega

Georgia has some history.

Araria means Gold in the Indian language. That how Castles berry got its name

Very cool stuff! Thanks for sharing!!! Most of these sites are 5 minutes from my house.

Great post! Would love to see more Georgia gold mining/minting history.

Thank you for putting this info out. I love learning more about early Georgia.

My home state. I've been gold mining in White County many times too. It's also a pretty part of the state.

Now they just lost their yard.HaHa

Pretty place. Found gold there too ❤️🇺🇸

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8 hours ago

Christmas party tomorrow dinner ar 1:00 pm .see everyone there ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago

Batea pan #1 try ... See MoreSee Less

Batea pan #1 try

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I filled 4 buckets with 1/2 inch minus Material. I was able to bring 1 bucket down to about a cup with this monster in 5-6 minutes. Great gold. Caught small flour gold. Minus 50 mesh!

Hard to find this pan. The only place I’ve been able to find this is in BC. 170.00 with shipping. Hang tight. Cheaper American made!


Dude! Find somebody to show you how to pan Bro! If there was gold in that pan you were loosing it.

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