The Quartzsite Metal Detecting Club owns and maintains approximately 360 acres of mining claims exclusively for member use. They are located in 4 different areas just west of Quartzsite and the majority of them are accessible by most vehicles. Below you will find general info on the areas of the claims. The Members Only section includes more information such as downloadable maps and directions but is only accessible by members and requires a password.
Middle Camp Mountain
The Quartzsite Metal Detecting Club presently has 8 claims that are located in 3 separate spots adjacent to Middle Camp Mountain for a total of 160 acres. We do a push on this group of claims every season which turns up some new ground and new GOLD NUGGETS! These claims are a favorite for Metal Detecting but Drywashing can be productive here too. Gold can be found in the washes, benches and sometimes even in the quartz float that has worked its way down from one of many small lode sources.
Jumping Jack North & South
We have a total of roughly 200 Acres in this grouping of claims and there is a long history of prospecting in this area and can be great for both Metal Detecting & Drywashing. The Southern grouping of claims has a paved road going along the entire Southern Boundary making it the easiest access claims that the QMDC owns at this time.
The Northern grouping of Jumping Jack is harder to get to but has also been a productive claim.
Gold can be found in the washes, benches and sometimes even in the quartz float that has worked its way down from one of many small lode sources. Some members have even reported success in the flats as a result of wind erosion deposits.
Like they say, gold is where you find it!
The QMDC is always on the lookout for new ground to acquire for its members. If you have any hot leads that you think might be a good fit, let us know through the form below!