Our Wyoming Gold Maps show 45,023 active gold claims and 258,231 abandoned gold claims throughout the state. Of those active claims, 38,311 are lode claims and 6,712 are placer claims. Of those abandoned claims, 237,632 are lode and 20,599 are placer. Wyoming’s active gold claims represent a respectable 10.2% of all active gold claims in the lower 48 states.

Wyoming Gold Map When you first open the Utah gold map you will get a satellite view of the state boundaries with little yellow and orange clusters throughout. Those yellow (lode claims) and orange (placer claims) clusters represent concentrations of active gold mining claims throughout the state. This view of these clusters gives us an incredibly precise look at where most of Wyoming’s gold is being found. This near real-time look at these gold bearing areas is simply not possible with traditional fold-out paper maps.
Wyoming Gold Map Now zoom in about 70 miles west of Cheyenne to a little mountain town called Centennial Wyoming. You can clearly see the active lode and active placer gold mining claim boundaries throughout the area. You are now just outside of public land in the Medicine Bow National Forest. Once inside Medicine Bow you can find dozens of non-claimed prospecting locations for you and your family to try your luck at. Our maps will save you at least $200 in gas alone by showing you exactly where to go.
Wyoming Gold Map Zoom in further still and you can click on the active placer or lode claims for the MTRS number to determine ownership and other information about the claim(s). This information is for professional miners that understand the claiming process. Recreational gold panners should not try to contact claim holders and always stay away from claimed property. Please read more about the MTRS numbers on our Viewing Tips page.
Wyoming Gold Map Still looking at the Centennial area, turn on the Google Earth™ overlay entitled Parks and Recreation found within the More overlay. Now you can see the Medicine Bow National Forest campgrounds, ranger stations, hiking trails and fire watchtowers. You can zoom in further to view roads, creeks and other points of interest. Using Google Earth™ satellite imagery, altitude and distance measuring tools will eliminate surprises like, “I didn’t know that hill was so steep.”

Wyoming Gold Maps Note: None of the Wyoming images above show just how close you can zoom in to see gold prospecting locations. You’ll be amazed at how crisp the satellite imagery is and how much exploring and planning you can do from the comfort of your home. And Google Earth™ is a free download.

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