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  • The Lapland Gold Rush

    The Lapland Gold Rush

    Not every gold rush changes the world like the California gold rush, the Yukon gold rush, or the Black Hills gold rush. Some simply change the history of a region and become part of the local chara…

  • The Western Australia Gold Rushes

    The Western Australia Gold Rushes

    Western Australia was the home of multiple gold rushes between 1885 and 1893. And the region continues to produce copious amounts of gold to this day. Gold mining is the third-largest commodity sec…

  • The Klondike Gold Rush

    The Klondike Gold Rush

    America has the California Gold Rush. It’s equivalent in Canada is the Klondike Gold Rush. All told, this brought 100,000 prospectors into the region, which was not sunny California, but the fro…

  • The Nome Gold Rush and Three Lucky Swedes

    The Nome Gold Rush and Three Lucky Swedes

    The California Gold Rush certainly was in a far-off land for the Americans of the time, who had to trek long distances to get to their final destination. But the 49’ers had nothing on those brave a…

  • The Brazilian Gold Rush: Gold Mining in Brazil

    The Brazilian Gold Rush: Gold Mining in Brazil

    The Brazilian Gold Rush It’s no surprise to anyone who knows anything about history that gold was a big draw for colonists coming to the New World. One of the earliest gold rushes t…

  • The Georgia Gold Rush

    The Georgia Gold Rush

    The Georgia Gold Rush The Carolina Gold Rush may have been America’s first gold rush and kicked off the American lust for finding gold, but the Georgia Gold Rush, also known as the…

  • The California Gold Rush

    The California Gold Rush

    The California Gold Rush is, forgive the pun, the gold standard of gold rushes in the United States. Indeed, California is known as the “Golden State” both because of its beautiful natural scenery,…

  • The Black Hills Gold Rush

    The Black Hills Gold Rush

    Fans of the television series Deadwood will be somewhat familiar with the Black Hills Gold Rush. It is this gold rush that forms the background of the television series. Indeed, it is one of the mo…

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