Our Utah Gold Maps show there are currently 21,511 active gold claims and 391,162 abandoned gold claims located throughout the state. Of those active claims, 18,307 are lode claims and 3,204 are placer claims. Of those abandoned claims, 352,253 are lode and 38,909 are placer. Utah’s active gold claims represent about 4.9% of all active gold claims in the lower 48 states.

Utah Gold Map When you first open the Utah gold map you will get a satellite view of the state boundaries with little yellow/orange clusters throughout. Those yellow (lode claims) and orange (placer claims) clusters represent high concentrations of active gold mining claims throughout the state. This view of these clusters gives us an incredibly accurate idea of where most of Utah’s gold is being found. This view isn’t possible with a paper map.
Utah Gold Map Now zoom in about 50 miles north of Cedar City to a small town called Beaver Utah. You can clearly see the active lode (yellow) and active placer (orange) gold mining claims throughout the area. You are now just outside of public land in the Fishlake National Forest. Once inside Fishlake you can find dozens of non-claimed gold prospecting locations for you and your family to try your luck at. Our maps will save you at least $200 in gas alone by showing you exactly where to go.
Utah Gold Map Zoom in further still and you can click on the active placer or lode claims for the MTRS number to determine ownership and other information about the claim(s). This information is for professional prospectors experienced with the claiming process. Recreational gold panners should not try to contact claim holders and always stay away from claimed property. Please read more about the MTRS numbers on our Viewing Tips page.
Utah Gold Map Still looking at the Beaver Utah area, turn on the Google Earth™ overlay entitled Parks and Recreation found within the More overlay. Now you can see Fishlake National Forest campgrounds, ranger stations, hiking trails, hotels and stores. You can zoom in further still to get a birds-eye view of roads, creeks and other points of interest. Using Google Earth™ satellite imagery, altitude and distance measuring tools will eliminate most surprises like, “I didn’t know that hill was so steep.”

Utah Gold Maps Note: None of the Utah images above show just how close you can zoom in to see gold prospecting locations. You’ll be amazed at how crisp the satellite imagery is and how much exploring and planning you can do from the comfort of your home. Google Earth™ is a free download.

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