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UTAH HAS A RICH PROSPECTING HISTORY

The Utah Gold Prospecting Club is the oldest and longest operating prospecting club in the state of Utah. The club started in 1982 with a small handful of people who had the same interest in gold prospecting and grew to today supporting 200-300+ members. The Club is open to everyone who wishes to join in on the experience of recreational gold prospecting and mining.

The goal of the club is to educate people about recreational gold prospecting, how gold is formed, how & why it ends up where it is, explaining the geology aspects, identifying rock sources, mineral evaluation of ore samples, , safety, rules and laws, environmental hazards, and safe mining practices. The club accomplishes its goal thru regular monthly meetings with guest speakers, demonstrations, peer recognition (“finds of the month”), booths at various rock and mineral shows throughout the state, and planned outings during the summer months to various mining claims and/or private property.  

While you may not find large gold nuggets in Utah, don't be mistaken, there is Gold here.  In fact, even though the bulk of Utah's Gold is very fine, there is much to be had.  Utah is one of the United States' largest gold producers. With the right tools, know how and a lot of patience, you can experience the rush of finding your first nugget or the thrill of weighing in your gold dust that you have been accumulating.  Utah has more than gold to offer, Utah is rich with silver, gems, and other precious minerals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OFFICERS All officer positions are volunteer. If you're interested in one of the open positions please contact Phil on the Contact us page. 
Phil Yadanza

President

President

Jim Walsh

Treasurer

Open

Membership/Newsletter

Matt Hayes

Website

Ric Olsen
Ric Olsen

Claims

Mark Monsso

Historian

Gary Warner

Raffle

Boyd Pickering

Vice President/Secretary

 

Jeff Carver

Excursion/Equipment Manager

Eric Teot

Merchandise

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Party Planner

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