Gold Map of United States

The above image is a map of active gold mining claims (yellow clusters) rarely seen by anyone outside of a large gold mining company. This map can be viewed as a near real-time look at America’s active gold deposits. It’s near real-time because gold mining claim holders are required to pay annual fees to maintain ownership. They wouldn’t do that if they were not finding gold on the property.

Why Gold Maps Online™

Gold Maps Online™ and Google Earth™ lets you see where the active gold claims are located then explore the surrounding areas for promising non-claimed locations. You can generate latitude longitude coordinates for promising prospecting sites, record elevations, distances, grades, note roads and campsites, and get an excellent 3D satellite view of the terrain. All from the comfort of your home.

Gold Maps Online™ contains over 438,870 active gold claims and 3,094,906 abandoned gold claims. All are located on public lands spread across twelve western states. Our abandoned gold claim maps reveal activity from 1976 to present. Please select your state of interest for more information.

“The best way to find gold is to go where gold is already being found. And the best way to see where gold is being found is to look at a map of active gold mining claims.”
Common Wisdom Among Gold Prospectors