There are plenty of good places to start finding gold in Oregon. Some of you may already know this, but a lot of us do not. You can find some color using just about any method of gold prospecting, but you have to know where to look. Here is a good clue for you. The Rogue River holds plenty of gold, and there are a lot of people out there getting it. The Rogue River is big. Where do you start? I recently came across a great video of some people showing off some good sized nuggets that they pulled from the Rogue River. They are diving and using a suction dredge to get all of their gold. It sounds like a really fun way to find some color doesn’t it?
I imagine that any place on the Rogue River will yield you some gold if you put in the time to find it, but you may want to start in a little town called Gold Hill. With a name like that you are bound to find some gold somewhere.
Gold Hill is a very small town that is located right along a bend in the Rogue River, and as of this writing, less than 1500 people call this town home. While you are there, make sure that you check out the Gold Hill Historical Society. They have converted an old house into a museum, and this house has some serious history to it.
The house was built in 1901 by a man named Josiah Beeman. Beeman was lucky enough to purchase a mine in 1892. This home stayed in the family since 1993 when it was offered to the Gold Hill Historical Society. The house is supposed to be haunted. Numerous people have experienced strange things in the house, so if you go to visit the museum, watch out for the ghosts.
You know that video that I mentioned about some people pulling some good nuggets from the river? Here it is!