Where Can I Find Gold In Colorado? (Colorado Gold Prospecting)

Where Can I Find Gold In Colorado? (Colorado Gold Prospecting)

Ever wonder where can I Find Gold In Colorado? This video is going to give you a few places where gold has been found in Colorado and tips as to why gold is there. For more tips on prospecting for gold look at httpS://SourdoughMiner.com/GDU/

Watch the GDU link I’ll show you more about how and why these maps are made and about rocks, minerals, geology, water movement and tips on gold panning and gold prospecting.


  1. sreg52 on January 10, 2023 at 10:12 pm

    gold is all over in colorado I panned and found gold in many places from Idaho springs to Breckenridge and more

  2. RTLichable on January 10, 2023 at 10:13 pm

    Been prospectin Colorado since 1999. I’ve found North Clear Creek below Blackhawk as the most promising area for small scale placer mining. Around 2005 I checked out where they were excavating for the foundation of the Blackhawk water treatment plant. It was where there had long been a
    tourist business, where tourists would try their luck at panin. Princess Diana had actually stopped there once to try her luck at pannin when she was taking a tour of the Western United States. Just for the sake of curiosity I snuck in there on a Sunday when they weren’t operating. In the cuts they had made in virgin ground for the foundation of the plant they were building, I took samples from the very visible paystreaks of black sand. It was super rich, I was gettin a lot of color in each pan! Because I was technically trespassin, and the dirt where they had made cuts was fallin out when I shoveled it, I decided I shouldn’t continue diggin it out. The dirt they had excavated, they didn’t even try to run it through a sluice. There must have been tens of thousands of dollars worth of gold just wasted!

  3. Ivan Ponce on January 10, 2023 at 10:16 pm

    How do i get a map like this?

  4. Dennis Lane on January 10, 2023 at 10:20 pm

    How about covering some lesser known areas. Or maybe places that don’t produce large amounts of gold. Thanks.

  5. Colorado Gold Life on January 10, 2023 at 10:20 pm

    Thanks for posting this. Would love to see an extended version some day.
    Cheers from Souther Colorado

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  7. King Serious Wrestling Archive on January 10, 2023 at 10:20 pm

    Thank you for this Jess! Here’s a little something for you: https://youtu.be/0W6Jj9pjUbM

  8. Digging the west on January 10, 2023 at 10:21 pm

    Biggest gold strike for decades in Colorado happened about 10 years ago at Berkeley lake near lakeside.

  9. Mountain Bike Addict on January 10, 2023 at 10:23 pm

    Nice. Trying to retire from construction and find gold.

  10. Oscar Anderson on January 10, 2023 at 10:26 pm

    Gold and gold no gravel that’s where you want to go for sure

  11. Reno Naranjo on January 10, 2023 at 10:28 pm

    Very dangerous lol for sure wolf creek ain’t to bad , pancho pass is dangerous

  12. michael erwin on January 10, 2023 at 10:30 pm

    It is pronounced yer-ray, not oo-ray. Ouray

  13. #1 Assassin on January 10, 2023 at 10:35 pm

    The views you get on this video should pay.

  14. James Walters on January 10, 2023 at 10:36 pm

    P.J….next time you’re in Ouray,Colorado….its "yoo-ray" named after the Ute Chief Ouray. Common mistake…Keep diggin’…Gold is where you find it.

  15. EDM WIRED on January 10, 2023 at 10:38 pm

    My names Jess too

  16. KingFPV on January 10, 2023 at 10:39 pm

    You remind me of the Alan Alda, so youre the Alda of Au.

  17. William Melear on January 10, 2023 at 10:40 pm

    Looking for a place to pan with my kids near Grandby co? Any info

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  19. Llathrum Marine Mechanic on January 10, 2023 at 10:46 pm

    I’m looking to pan around The Springs
    Any suggestions?

  20. Jimmy Atencio on January 10, 2023 at 10:46 pm

    Is there anything in or near Lamar co

  21. Patriot on January 10, 2023 at 10:48 pm

    Durango is my home town and yes the gold king spill is still causing reprocussions but the whole area around silverton is rich in all kinds of metals. I used to walk the ore cart lines and pick up lode material. I could give you so much info on this area it would blow your mind. The richest spanish mine was supposedly in silvertons area. Silverton is actually an extinct volcano. Look at the old assays some of the richest assays have been from the silverton area. Jess you are the first person i have heard cover this area in a very very long time.

  22. E Stars on January 10, 2023 at 10:48 pm

    woo-hoo! I live in Colorado. There is gold all over in the mountains. I know that unnamed placer that you mentioned in Grand Junction (I live in western colorado). It is on the Gunnison River and has mostly flour gold. I am still searching for a really hot spot!

  23. Nick Chambers on January 10, 2023 at 10:51 pm

    He says it like ooohray colorado. Lol Ouray is pronounced YOU-RAY dude. I live here…

  24. Roamer on January 10, 2023 at 10:51 pm

    Hi Jess, I’m enjoying your videos. Gold in CO is especially interesting to me since I live on the western slope (Ridgway) and I’m looking for nearby places to prospect. I’ve been told that all the gold from Ouray down to Durango is super fine or chemically bound so not really good for panning. Do you know if this is true? Is there larger gold on this portion of the western slope? I’ve been hoping there is around Silverton. My next trip is to the Arkansas river a few hours away. Be Well, Don

  25. John Garcia on January 10, 2023 at 10:51 pm

    never mentions great gpld areas like leadville

  26. Luis Arias on January 10, 2023 at 10:53 pm

    Useless explanation. Petty much you name all the towns. That everyone knows gold exist. Disappointment

  27. Tony Lambert on January 10, 2023 at 10:54 pm

    It’s pronounced (yur – ray

  28. Vermintron on January 10, 2023 at 10:55 pm

    What do you know about working abandoned mines and claims. Are they open to anyone or how would you go about acquiring the right to mine or pan an area?

  29. Monty Holland on January 10, 2023 at 10:56 pm

    Hey do you know of any places to pan on the Northeast Plains of Colorado. Or very doubtful?

  30. Natasha Wheatley on January 10, 2023 at 10:58 pm

    Hi I was wondering is there any gold in Clark Colorado? Are you familiar with this area?

  31. robert humphrey on January 10, 2023 at 10:58 pm

    That last spot looked like rattlesnake Gulch outside of Delta Colorado.

  32. James Davis on January 10, 2023 at 10:58 pm

    PJ——-you failed to mention FairPlay and Breckinridge as well as Como all areas where large dredges were run way back when this was all placer operation. Cripple Creek area essentially lode gold. I’ve sluiced and highbanked Clear Creek from Idaho Springs East into Denver . Outstanding gold most days. Forgot to mention Blackhawk and Central City two mining towns that were also Lode Gold. Like your videos keep up the great job!

  33. Roy Driskill on January 10, 2023 at 11:00 pm

    Patiently waiting for your Kansas video🤔

  34. Raoul Duke on January 10, 2023 at 11:01 pm

    Cripple creek and Goldfield are not new…lol..they are still going…but yeah there was more gold and sylvanite and gems pulled out of Cripple creek than any one place in the world. But ahhh yeah don’t bother going up there Colorado is full and all the gold is gone!

  35. Marion Rhode Jr on January 10, 2023 at 11:02 pm

    Hey PJ ,
    Q :
    I live near an "Inferred Fault" ..
    Could this be a gold producing environment?

  36. jjd jj on January 10, 2023 at 11:04 pm

    When will you cover wyoming?

  37. Mike Connery on January 10, 2023 at 11:10 pm

    Good video

  38. Prospector Jess on January 10, 2023 at 11:10 pm

    I’ve been asked how do you create these gold maps? These custom gold maps are created using the USGS MRDS and a process I use to find gold and related minerals in places like Colorado. Check GGM out at https://SourdoughMiner.com/GGM/

  39. خالد الخالد on January 10, 2023 at 11:11 pm

    My brother jess … Peace be upon you .. Please where and how to find rough gold in Saudi Arabia through maps? Please answer … Greetings to you ..

  40. Troy Perry on January 10, 2023 at 11:11 pm

    Nice info.

  41. Jesus Acuna on January 10, 2023 at 11:11 pm

    I live in Southern Colorado would the Arkansa river by cañon city be a good area?

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