California Map of Gold, Silver & Lost Treasure Sites

Since the great gold discovery of 1848, California has produced in excess of 120 million ounces of the metal. The richest deposits are found along the Mother Lode region of the Sierra Nevada range. Zoom in on the map and click on an icon for detailed information. Note: Some sites listed below may have prohibitions against prospecting. Always seek permission from property owners and obtain any necessary permits prior to panning, dredging, or metal detecting.

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