Colorado Gold Prospecting Locations - RareGoldNuggets.com
This is mainly a lode mining area but some gold can be panned from the river here. Animas River. You can find gold in the Animas River near Durango. Rumors of Spanish explorers mining in this are date back to the 1700s, but it was the later discoveries made in the La Plata Mountains that really attracted interest to the area. Plata River. Some gold can be panned in the Plata River.