Arapahoe Bar Prospecting Park 2
After the previous day’s fun yet disappointing results (lots of black sand, no gold) I was motivated to find a new spot that was more likely to have gold. It turns out that the town of Wheat Ridge has created a public prospecting park along a gold bearing stretch of Clear Creek. […]

Arapahoe Bar Gold Prospecting Park – First gold finds


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It was a beautiful late-October day along Clear Creek. Regardless of any gold finds for the day, I was ecstatic to be out in Clear Creek Canyon (Jefferson County). Thanks to some difficulty receiving the gold mining equipment I ordered (<3 USPS), I didn’t think I’d get to try my […]

Clear Creek Colorado – My first gold panning trip!