Digger's Dirt Parties - Common Dig Outing Events

Get ready to get dirty, have a ton of fun, and git some GOLD!

Your Lost Dutchman's National Dirt Party: 5-Day Common Dig is just around the bend. Dirt Party Participants will be working for their gold split at the end of the outing. All gold recovered during the operation is split between the participants. Work hard and Digger may enhance your final split.

Dirt Parties are much more than just recovering gold. It’s family and friendship! You will often hear the “ol timers” share their stories and experiences about “the club.” I’ll encourage you to partake, and listen at any campfire . . . the entertainment, history and knowledge is always a hoot!

Whether you’re just getting started in gold prospecting on the weekends or you’re a seasoned “sourdough” veteran in the dirt for years, the common dig operation, seminars, hands-on instruction and activities offered during these five-day events will help you get the “In-The-Dirt” experience, fun and adventure for you and your whole family... plus some gold too!

As a Dirt Party Participant, you will receive a vial with a picker or two in it as a “thank you” from Lost Dutchman's Mining Association, as well as a black sand dirt bag that has a split of the gold recovered from the common operation.


We'll see you out in the DIRT!

Digger's Backhoe Push Digs

Get ready to get dirty, and enjoy the "PUSH" to more GOLD!

Want some GOLD? We Dig it…..You Process it….and YOU keep all the gold you find!
Come participate in a Digger’s Backhoe Push Dig where all participants keep all the gold they recover. (LIMITED to 35 participants so sign up early!)
About This Event
The Backhoe Dig will officially kick off at 7:00am on Friday, and end at 3:00pm, Sunday.
This event is OPEN to ANYONE . . . Family, Friends, Neighbors, and coworkers that wants to come play in the dirt and find their gold. You must be camping at the hosting Lost Dutchman's Camp during the event in order to participate.
What is a Digger's Backhoe Push Dig Outing?
Lost Dutchman’s will use a backhoe to dig gold bearing material at a chosen area and stockpile it for the participants. Participants, using their own equipment have access to the “PayDirt” and all the gold they recover is theirs to keep.


We'll see you out in the DIRT!

Digger Expeditions

Are you ready for some serious mining? The Lost Dutchman's Digger's Expeditions will take your prospecting skills to the next level. Space is extremely limited, so book early to lock in your spot.

Get hands on with some heavy-duty mining equipment. Heavy earth-moving equipment is brought out for these events to ensure that all participants are on the gold, and all the gold found is split up between the participants.

Click the link to read about past experiences at the Lost Dutchman's Digger's Expeditions.



We'll see you out in the DIRT!

Digger's Detector Hunts

Get ready to get swing it, have a ton of fun, and git some GOODIES and GOLD!

Your Lost Dutchman's National Detector Hunt is just around the corner. Hunt Participants will be hunting for targets, coins, and prizes. Get your groove on and Digger may enhance your gold-waltz.

Have you ever danced in the dirt before? Are you unsure that your partner will be there in tune with your every move? Swing to the left, swing to the right, listening with anticipation. At that precise moment, you dip your partner down low to the ground, look deep (not really) into the dirt, and uncover a beautiful target!

It is more than just Swinging a Detector in the Dirt. . . . you will meet people from all over the country, that love the thrill of what they can unearth when they hear mineral tones fill their headphones. This will be a good time for all … even the kids too!

There are multiple hunts scheduled throughout the morning. The hunts are for everybody … brand new to detecting, the pro, and even kids will have their own special hunt for treasures and learning center.

Swing Dancing Party participants will swing their detectors in the quest of hunting for all types of coins, silver, tokens and more. You may just swagger away with a new metal detector, gold, detector accessories, coins, silver, gold or a rusted out tin can....(which may have a secret prize to later be revealed).


We'll see you out in the DIRT!