The search for and the discovery of gold in the
western lands helped a new nation to grow and
prosper. Gold spurred exploration, development
and settlement to many western states.
Those first prospectors saw a wild, rugged
and untamed land full of beauty and danger.
Gold created a danger of its own as men
and women fought to possess it.
Today the old adage, Thars Gold in them
thar hills, holds true even if it is the fall colors
or the golden glow of a sunset. We encourage
you to get out and prospect a little yourself.