First Class Miners, Inc.


Our Sponsors

Mad Mining

Mad Mining is dedicated to maintaining a no frills approach to building prospecting equipment. Our equipment has one purpose, maximum gold recovery. Whether custom built for your specific need or right out of the store, Mad Mining gold prospecting equipment is designed with the highest quality material and made proudly in the U.S.A.


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.

Gold Hog

High-Tech Mining & Prospecting Equipment trusted by over 10,000 miners worldwide


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. 

Harbor Freight

At Harbor Freight, we're about much more than just tools. We're about the opportunities tools represent ‐ the projects, the builds, the problem solving, the creativity, and the connection they give us to others.

As has entered a second generation of family ownership, the entire team is dedicated to delivering on the original ideals that founders Sondra and David Bernzweig established over thirty years ago.

Felix Paydirt's Gourmet Gold

1902 - The legendary Felix Pedro discovers gold in Fairbanks, Alaska. The only problem was, gold was only worth $14.00 an ounce. Poor Felix. 90 years later - Enter the not-so-legendary but nonetheless charming Felix Paydirt, who knows a good thing when it clinks in the bottom of his gold pan. It seems that those early gold rush boys were in such a hurry to strike it rich that they left a lot of gold behind! Now that folks have discovered the value of gold, the rush is on! Today the Alaskan gold mining industry is booming once again. So Felix got his hands on a couple of claims just outside Fairbanks, and began packaging his genuine Gourmet Gold Paydirt.

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.

Gold Rush Nuggets

Our goal is to be your #1 source for the finest quality gold nuggets and gold in quartz specimens.


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

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