Gold and Gems Map Packages

All of the information included in the Gold & Gem map packages for the western states has been researched from numerous authentic archival sources such as the National Archives, individual state libraries and other state and federal agencies. A numbered guide, printed in red, shows many deposits on a U.S.G.S. map for the convenience of the reader. Great care has been exercised to accurately transfer all information from authentic documents to the featured maps in this collection. The reader should be reminded that maps have been used in some cases as an information source. The older the document, the less accurate the information. Inasmuch as this is an endeavor to display mining activity locations for a century, old documents had to be utilized.

All of the western state map packages contain maps with the same format displaying the locations for gold and gem deposits. With the current increased price of gold, renewed interest in mining gold is evident by the mining industry as well as the weekend prospector. Research by the beginner is advisable regarding state and federal mining laws, required permits (if necessary), procedures and proper equipment.

All maps in the series are in packages measuring 6.5″ x 9.5″. The very readable maps measure 17.5 x 23 when unfolded and should prove valuable as field guides for all enthusiasts of early mining activities, rockhounds, history buffs or amateur treasure hunters!

The compiler extends a warm gratitude to the staff members of the state and federal agencies who were so willing to assist with the research of this information.