First Class Miners, Inc.



To the treasure hunter, the gold prospector, the protector: We know your quest

Garrett Metal Detectors

Garrett's mission is to continue the tradition of building great sport and security detectors

 for many generations to come.


Since 1923, the Estwing family and its employees have taken pride in designing and manufacturing the world's most durable, comfortable and attractive striking and struck tools. All claw hammers, axes, specialty tools and pry bars are manufactured to the highest possible standards and offer a true value to both tradesmen and craftsmen alike. 

Keene Engineering

Welcome to Keene Engineering! The world leader in portable mining and prospecting equipment. Family owned and operated since 1950.

Unique Coins Currency & Supplies, LLC

If you're like most Americans, you have gold and silver coins, jewelry, and collectibles sitting around the house that you don't use. With Unique Coins Currency & Supplies, LLC you can trade your unwanted metals for fast cash today!

A&B Prospecting

There are several reasons to consider A&B Prospecting as your prospecting supplies and equipment place, but two stick out above the rest.

  • First, A&B has been serving both recreational and professional prospectors for 30 plus years. We're a time tested establishment that's developed one of the most inventoried full line dealerships of mining and prospecting equipment in the United States. We test most of the products that we carry, and they have proven themselves to be of true quality, value, and worth your hard earned money. Check out pictures of our history here.
  • Second, because of our inventory. Our online store is full of items that will ship the next day. Only a few online "stores" carry the stock. On an order, a customer shouldn't be expected to wait 4-8 weeks before they get the product.

Aquarius Casino Resort

Aquarius Casino Resort is the largest 24-hour gaming resort in Laughlin, providing 1,906 rooms and suites and a 57,000-square-foot casino with more than 1,200 state-of-the-art slot machines, the widest variety of favorite table games in town, and a non-smoking race and sports book. The Aquarius Casino Resort offers a variety of restaurants from fine dining to casual options, including: River Rock Pizza & Pasta, The Cove Bar & Lounge, Duet Coffee & Wine, Café Aquarius, Rivers Edge and more. All guests enjoy access to the beautiful Riverwalk, which offers views of the majestic Nevada desert scenery and Colorado River.


ASR Outdoor has been providing reliable gold prospecting, hiking, camping and survival gear since 2017.

Apex Picks

As brothers and best friends, we are proud to announce our partnership in Apex Design, Development, and Fabrication. We are both degreed Manufacturing Engineers proudly residing with our families in the great state of Idaho. We have over 40 years of combined “hands-on” experience in Engineering, Design, and Fabrication.

ICMJ's Prospecting and Mining Journal

The most comprehensive and respected gold prospecting magazine on the market. Published monthly since 1931.

Riverside County Dept of Animal Services


We want to help you find your new best friend! Check out our adoptable pets.

Prospecting Channel

I founded this site to continue providing prospecting related programming to people who enjoyed watching the shows I produced for The Outdoor Channel and GPAA. Those shows are: Prospecting America, Alaska Gold Expedition and LDMA shows. I also created this site because I love the adventure that seems to naturally coincide with prospecting. Filling this site up with prospecting information and creating prospecting related television shows should enable me to continue the adventures I seek and at the same time provide prospectors everywhere with these values.

Yucca Bowl

Need a place to celebrate? Yucca Bowl has you covered.
From kids birthdays to corporate events, we're here to help make your event extra special. 


Since 2013, has been a trusted source for the best snake protection products on the market. We take the guesswork out of staying safe from snakes— whether you're working or playing in the great outdoors. 

GOLD RUSH Trading Post

We started our online store in 2005 as a way to combine our hobbies, interest in American history, and love of the great outdoors with a business. We never miss a chance to tour an underground mine, stroll through a gold mining ghost town, or see a modern-day gold mining operation in action. Really makes us appreciate today's new equipment that the old-timers never had. As we've sourced new manufacturers over the years, we've added more products to the site and made great friends along the way! 

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A 501C (3) Non-Profit Educational Corporation.

Dedicated to the advancement of education in placer gold prospecting and mining.