Is panning for gold legal in Colorado?

The BLM allows gold panning, rockhounding and non-mechanized sluicing on most public lands without requiring miners to obtain permits.

Can you pan for gold in Colorado State Parks?

Choose Your Location There are plenty of beautiful creeks and streams that promise lovely experiences gold panning! One of our favorites is Castlewood Canyon State Park, but we also love Point Barr at Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area.

Where can I pan for gold in western Colorado?

Gold Panning in Colorado

  • #1 Clear Creek Canyon Open Space.
  • #2 Arapahoe Bar.
  • #3 Cache Creek Prospecting Site.
  • #4 Steele Street Open Space Park.
  • #5 Point Barr Public Area.
  • #6 Rattlesnake Gulch.
  • #7 Cherry Creek Public Area.
  • #8 Grand Frontier Park.

Where are gold mines in Colorado?

Gold discoveries in Colorado began around Denver, traced the placer gold to its source in the mountains west of Denver, then followed the Colorado Mineral Belt in a southwest direction across the state to its terminus in the San Juan Mountains.

Is there gold in Colorado?

Colorado is known as the Silver State , but it also ranks second among the gold producing states. Over 40 million ounces of gold have been produced in Colorado. Most of the gold mines are in the mountainous western half of the state.

What is panning for gold mean?

Gold panning, or simply panning, is a form of placer mining and traditional mining that extracts gold from a placer deposit using a pan. The process is one of the simplest ways to extract gold, and is popular with geology enthusiasts especially because of its low cost and relative simplicity.

What is Colorado Gold?

About Us. Colorado Gold Ore is a small family business based out of beautiful Boulder , Colorado. We proudly take our old family Toyota truck, a few dozen five gallon buckets, and a pile of hand tools and shovels to the famous mining districts and towns from the Colorado Gold Rush to hand mine and select ore for you.