Utah Gold – History, Placers, and Recreational Regulations

Utah’s Gold History

Lode and placer depositsEarly discoveries1900s activity

Utah’s Gold Placers

What is a placer?Where are Utah’s gold placers?

Fool’s Gold

How can I tell the difference between gold and pyrite (fool’s gold)?

Recreational Gold Panning and Dredging Regulations

What is recreational gold panning and dredging?What are the regulations regarding recreational gold panning and dredging?Do I need a permit?

Where can I get additional information?

Government AgenciesGold Prospecting Clubs and Other Information SourcesPublications