25 Oct

Dress as a Gold Miner This Halloween!

  If you're a big fan of Gold Rush or simply pan in your spare time, Halloween is the perfect time to embody your inner treasure-hunter. There are lots of variations you can use to shake up this costume, but here's where to start:  You may already have the basic components of this costume in your closet: We'd start with a flannel shirt, jeans and a baseball cap. If you're looking for an affordable flannel or cap, try your local thrift store (or top things off with one of our Gold Rush Pay Dirt baseball hats!) For an on-the-job look,...

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26 Sep

Famous #GoldRush Figures: The Sutters

If you've ever heard about the famous California Gold Rush, you've probably heard of John Sutter, or perhaps his discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill. Interestingly, while the Sutters are perhaps the Gold Rush's most famous figures, they themselves spent more time on land negotiations than actual gold-hunting!  John Sutter Sr. via Wikimedia Originally, John Sutter actually planned to build a city around his sawmill. Sutter hired his friend James Marshall to help inspect the areas where he would lay additional foundations. To his surprise, Marshall returned with major news: There were nuggets of what appeared to be gold on their...

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03 Sep

New Nuggets! Major Mother Lode Found in Australia

Talk about striking it rich! An Australian prospector recently uncovered a 145-ounce gold nugget in Victoria, a stunning seaside state in South-East Australia that includes the world-famous city of Melbourne. In fact, this isn't the first solid nugget that the prospector, who is keeping his identity a secret, has uncovered. He found a tennis ball-sized nugget before returning to search for any more gold that might be near the initial treasure, and X certainly marked the spot! After using a metal detector, the prospector dug about a foot into the earth and uncovered this beauty!    After finding the nugget, the...

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27 May

Nothing But a Panning Party!

We were thrilled to see so many fans of all ages head to Big Bear Sports Center in Montana for some gold-seeking action! With a sweepstakes for a Dirt of the Month Club collectors box signed by Parker Schnabel and Pay Dirt from his GOLD RUSH mine in the Yukon, special demonstrations on panning methods and metal detecting, the event was a total hit for experienced panners and kids alike. Check out some of the panners in action:  KRTV.com | Great Falls, Montana Look like fun? You can have your very own pan-off! Simply order a few of our mini-kits...

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09 May

Mother of Gold

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