Find Out More About Tom Ashworth
Gold Prospector, Treasure Hunter, Pool Player
Tom was born in Birmingham, Alabama. He started prospecting for gold in 1978 using a home built wooden sluice box and a gold pan. He didn’t know much about mining back then, but had a lot of fun and caught a very bad case of “GOLD FEVER”. In 1982, using a 3″ Keene gold dredge on the Gunnison River in Gunnison, Colorado, Tom got started dredging. That dredge was used for many years in some of Colorado’s and California’s best prospecting areas.
Tom also dredged or prospected for gold in the following states; Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Maine, New Hampshire, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Vermont and Washington.
Tom’s motivation for this site was to try and help others, so they will enjoy prospecting. I share his feeling that if we get people involved in our hobby, then maybe it has a chance of survival. After dredging for gold with his wife, Debra, at least 3 days a week in Oregon and California during the months of May, June, July, August and September over many years, Tom has slowed down a bit now that he is getting older. He still loves to share his knowledge with others and help them enjoy his hobbies as much as he does.
Tom lives in Burnet Texas with his wife Debra and his dogs. He plays in local pool tournaments frequently. He enjoys metal detecting and gold prospecting in the Texas Hill Country.
Tom’s Other Hobbies
Tom Also enjoys playing pool, diving for treasure and treasure hunting. He is proud to have found 1530’s Spanish Reales, Gold Nuggets and many old coins and relics while metal detecting. As far as pool playing Tom plays in many state, local and national events and often does well.