Using Google Earth to Locate Claims

May, 2015 General Meeting:   Jim Allen shares Google Earth Information for locating claims:

Jim has provided us with link to Google Earth:   The download link for GoogleEarth:

Attached is a “zip” file with a bunch of useful layers that Jim showed at the May 2015 General Meeting.

A note should be added that the Caltopo layers need to be clicked on and allowed to zoom out and open before you move to your desired location otherwise they won’t show up.

Also a note should be made that if a layer doesn’t seem to be working or updating in a timely fashion that they can right click on the layer name in the My Places tab and click “Refresh” to force it to refresh now.


Welcome to Comstock Gold Prospectors

Welcome to Comstock Gold Prospectors!

Our membership is open to anyone 18 years of age or older. A family membership includes applicant, a spouse or significant other and their children under 18 years of age.

We encourage learning more about prospecting for gold in an environmentally friendly manner.   Members can prospect on several claims that our club either owns or leases.  During outings, we also have equipment that is available to members for their use. 

We also teach others at schools, fairs, malls, and special events.

We were originally formed as a GPAA Chapter in 1981. In 1986, the Club broke from GPAA and became a separate organization. We went on to become an incorporated nonprofit corporation in 1990. Today our members reside in 18 different states.

Our meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:30 P.M. at the Masonic Wadsworth Lodge # 25, 2425 Pyramid Hwy, Spark’s Nevada