How do I join the Prospectors Plus membership and get all the benefits?
Call 425-750-9290 or:  Download and fill out the member form and email it back to us at membership@prospectorsplus.com or mail the completed form with payment of $76.02 (includes sales tax) to: Prospectors Plus, LLC: PO Box 1316, Gold Bar, WA. 98251, and we'll get back to you with the rest of the information and get you out there!

For active members: To receive your 10% discount on all product purchases online, please come in or call store prior to ordering . Orders will be taken as a purchase order and shipped accordingly.

How do I join the Prospectors Plus membership and get all the benefits?
Call 425-750-9290 or:  Download and fill out the member form and email it back to us at membership@prospectorsplus.com or mail the completed form with payment of $76.02 (includes sales tax) to: Prospectors Plus, LLC: PO Box 1316, Gold Bar, WA. 98251, and we'll get back to you with the rest of the information and get you out there!

For active members: To receive your 10% discount on all product purchases online, please come in or call store prior to ordering . Orders will be taken as a purchase order and shipped accordingly.

Discover Pass: Why do I need this and where?
Some areas like state parks, some camping sites and river access areas require you to have this pass.
You can get one anywhere you get your hunting and fishing licenses of go to Parks and Recreation of Washington state website.

How to get your Gold & Fish Pamphlet?
Download on the DFWL (Dept. of Fish & Wildlife) and print online or call 360-902-2534. These are the rules and regulations of prospecting. Need to have! 
How to sell your Gold?
We suggest you go to a reputable company such as Bellevue Rare Coin at 425-454-1283. They give you the best on your gold up to 90% of spot value. Or: bring to the store and we can possibly purchase from you there. (Call first for appt.)
How do I find out how much gold is worth today?

Go to Kitco.com and it will show you the daily rise and fall of minerals and more.
How do I find other open prospecting areas?
Ask us! There are lots of areas open to public where you can legally enjoy panning, sluicing and even dredging and high banking. Or just email us :info@prospectorsplus.com

Where else can I find Prospectors Plus stuff?

Find out! Go to the Dealer/wholesale section of this website.

Claims Information

Events and Outings

Membership Benefits

Live Your Gold Prospecting Dream!

Every month we have an outdoor outing, hands on adventures. We go to the beach, the mountains and all our claims throughout Washington and beyond.


Membership also allows members to invite your entire family! Friends too! As long as you’re an active member and on our claims with guests. 


Join The Family! Are you ready to get dirty on over a 2000 prime gold-diggin' acres right in the heart of Washington State and more? Consider a Prospectors Plus Membership.


How to Gold Pan:
The following simple instructions will help you get started with a gold pan. First, fill your pan nearly full of the sand and gravel.
Remove the largest stones from the pan.
Place the pan under water and be sure that all the material gets wet. You may have to mix the contents of the pan with your hands.
Make sure you have no oils on your hands to reduce smaller pieces from floating.
Quickly move the pan from side to side, either under water or while it is full of water, and rotate the pan's contents (but don't spill the contents). This action gives the gold particles a chance to settle to the bottom.
While continuing the side to side motion, gently tip the pan away from you. Lighter material and larger pieces that come to the top will move to the front of the pan. These can be skimmed or scraped over the brim of the pan with your thumb or hand.
Continue the motion described in steps 3 and 4, allowing water to wash lighter material over the brim until only a small amount of material remains in the pan. You'll need to add water to the pan.
The remaining heavy material is the concentrate. If you haven't yet seen gold in your pan, pour out excess water until enough is left to barely cover the concentrate.
Swirl the pan contents to 'string out' or 'feather' the concentrate.
Lighter particles will be washed father than the heavier particles, leaving the gold (because it is the heaviest) in the 'tail' of the concentrate.
Continue swirling water in the pan to further clean the concentrates, being careful not to lose any gold. We recommend panning under a tub or another pan. Recovering gold by panning takes practice!


Conduct on claims/properties:

  • Identify yourself as a prospectors plus member & Show PP ID.
  • Be courteous and kind.
  • Do not be aggressive to others. Find out who they are, if they are a member, and if they are not explain the claim jumping laws.  Claim jumping is a federal felony and comes with fines. Explain our membership and it's benefits.
  • Please never put yourself at risk. Please let us know and get names.

P.O. BOX 1316, Gold Bar, WA 98251
121 Croft Ave, Gold Bar, WA 98251
425.750.9290