Catch the Gold Bug California gold bug

Search for fun Flake Facts throughout this site. How many can you find?

Glossary of Mining Terms

Not sure what a 'drift' is? How about the word 'stope'? Check out our glossary to discover these words and more.

Gold Mine of Resources

Strike It Rich Adventures

Strike It Rich Adventures provides "hands on history" adventures, from gold panning to underground mine tours. These adventures are educational and exciting for all ages.

Travel Teens

1580 W. Cerritos Ave Anaheim, CA 92802
Ph: 714-772-3121 Fax: 714-956-1222


P.O. Box 307
Coloma, CA 95613
(530) 621-3918

El Dorado County Farm Trails

El Dorado County has a long tradition of agriculture dating to the gold rush of the 1800’s and today we continue to be proud of our rural atmosphere and agricultural history.

Apple Hill Growers Association

Come to Apple Hill and find a day filled with old-fashioned fun. Plan a picnic on the lush land that surrounds these exciting ranches. Their doors are open and the growers have gone the extra mile to ensure your family a day they will remember.
P.O. Box 494
Camino, CA 95709

Albert Shafsky House B&B

1902 Queen Anne Victorian bed and breakfast in Placerville's Historic District provides a wonderful taste of rich heritage, both inside and out.
2942 Coloma Street
Placerville, California 95667

Historic Cary House Hotel

300 Main Street
Placerville, CA 95667
Tele: (530) 622-4271
Fax: (530) 622-0696

Handley's Western Wear

WahMaker, Sculley, Carhartt, Durango Boots,
Lucchese, Tony Loma, Wrangler, Levi, and more.
314 Bidwell Street
Folsom, CA 95630

Sacramento Convention Center Hotels

Welcome to Sacramento Convention Center Hotels! Our goal is to provide the best options for your hotel stay in the beautiful areas of Sacramento, CA!


Placerville Parks & Recreation

Check out the Parks and Recreation Activity Guide for awesome classes and activities.

City of Placerville

City Hall
3101 Center Street
Placerville, CA 95667

El Dorado County

Placerville Office
330 Fair Lane
Placerville, CA 95667

El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce

542 Main Street
Placerville, CA 95667
Phone: (530) 621-5885
FAX: (530) 642-1624

El Dorado County Visitors Authority

Whether you are new to the area or not, this is a great web site to easily see what is going on in El Dorado County.

El Dorado County Mineral and Gem Society

The El Dorado Mineral and Gem Society of Placerville, California, was founded in January 1949. The club's purpose is to learn about and share interests in rocks, minerals, fossils, earth sciences, and the lapidary arts.
P.O. Box 950
Placerville, CA 95667
Telephone (530) 676-2472

Mountain Democrat

1360 Broadway, P.O. Box 1088
Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 622-1255 • Fax (530) 622-7894

Gold Discovery Park Association

P.O. Box 461
Weller House, 8923 Hwy 49
Coloma, CA 95613

Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park

PO Box 265
Coloma, CA 95613


with Doug McConnell
The Traveler's Guide to the American West
View the Story on Placerville and Gold Bug Mine


The Historic Kennedy Mine

Kennedy Mine Road
Jackson, CA 95642
Ph: 209 223-9542

Goldfield Ghost Town & Mine Tours

4650 N Mammoth Mine Road
Goldfield, Arizona 85219

Crystal Gold Mine Tour

51931 Silver Valley Rd
Kellogg ID 83837
Ph: 208-783-4653

El Dorado Canyon Mine Tours

Highway 165, El Dorado Canyon, Nevada
Mail: HC Box 440
Nelson, Nevada 89046
Ph: 702-291-0026

Goldbottom Mine Tours

Box 912, Dawson City
Yukon, Canada, Y0B 1G0
Ph: 867-993-5023


Old Hundred Gold Mine Tour

P.O. Box 430, Silverton
Colorado 81433
Ph: 800-872-3009 or 970-387-5444

Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine

1 mile N. Highway 67
P.O. Box 339
Cripple Creek, Colorado 80813
Ph: 719-689-2466 or 888-291-5689

The Country Boy Mine

0542 French Gulch Road
Breckenridge, Colorado 80424
Ph: 970.453.4405

Bachelor-Syracuse Mine Tour

1222 County Road 14
Ouray, Colorado 81427
Ph: 970-325-0220

ArgoGold Mill and Museum

P.O. Box 1990, Idaho Springs
Colorado 80452
Ph: 303-567-2421

American Whitewater Expeditions

P.O. Box 4280
Sunland, CA 91041-4280
Ph: 800-825-3205

Gold and the Gold Rush

The California Gold Rush

Oakland Museum Exhibition
Exhibit currently available online only.

The California Gold Rush

Excellent Public Television portrayal
Sponsored by Wells Fargo

The Gold Institute

National Mining Association, Suite 500 East, 101
Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20001.
Ph: (202) 835-0185
Facts, uses, mining etc.

Gold Nuggets Resource

P.O. Box 9077
Torrance, CA 90508
Ph: 310-320-7039
Information on buying gold nuggets & gold nugget facts

Goldsheet Mining Directory

Resource on the gold mine industry

National Treasures Online

Includes pages on gold panning & prospecting, gold mines, treasure maps, treasure hunting guides, and much more!

The Sacramento Bee Gold Rush Series

A user-friendly, in-depth exploration of the California Gold Rush.

World Gold Council

USA Regional Office:
444 Madison Avenue
New York, New York 10022
Current gold news, internationally


Mining Museums

World Museum of Mining

155 Museum Way
Butte, Montana 59703
Ph: 406-723-7211

Sterling Hill Mining Museum

30 Plant Street
Ogdensburg, New Jersey 07439
Ph: 973 209-7212

California State Mining & Mineral Museum

Mariposa County Fairgrounds
Highway 49
Mariposa, California 95338
Ph: 209-742-7625

Mineral Information Institute

501 Violet Street
Golden, Colorado 80401
Ph: 303-277-9190

National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum

120 W. 9th, Leadville, Colorado 80461
Ph: 719-486-1229

Black Hills Mining Museum

323 West Main Street
Lead, South Dakota 57754
Ph: 605 584-1605

Arizona Mining & Mineral Museum

1502 West Washington St.
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Ph: 602-255-3795

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