Prospector’s Treasure Trove opened in March of 2022. The opening was a flurry of activity that centered around The GPAA Gold and Treasure show in Puyallup and then in Portland. An outing was held at Lawson Bar to celebrate and announce the opening of the new shop. The day was filled with many participants, celebrity guests, and a lot of gold was taken home. Prospector’s Treasure Trove is the Portland area’s only brick and mortar shop for Gold prospecting and Metal detecting equipment and support. Located in Beaverton, Oregon at 10400 SW Allen Blvd. just off of Highway 217. Great and personal customer service is what sets Prospector’s Treasure Trove ahead of other suppliers of prospecting equipment. The shop has an attached garage that serves as a clean up area for the final separation of gold from concentrates. There are a number of pieces of equipment that are set up and ready to use. Prospector’s Treasure Trove has a monthly open house or gathering called Pros and Cons. “Come learn how to deal with your cons (concentrates) from the Pros”. Prospector’s Treasure Trove supports local prospecting clubs.Prospector’s Treasure Trove is run by Dan Rouse. Dan has had a lifetime interest in gold prospecting, rockhounding and treasure hunting. Dan learned to pan for gold during a family vacation at Wade’s Mill in Hill City South Dakota. He has since prospected for gold in many states ever since then. Dan bought his first metal detector, a Whites XLT in 2000 from Mama’s minerals in Albuquerque NM. Dan worked for the Walgreens Co. for 19 years as a Store Manager. He managed a few stores, and learned many aspects of retail. Dan’s family has supported him with the shop, and can often be spotted helping around the shop on special occasions. Dan is an Eagle Scout and Assistant Scoutmaster for BSA Troop 870 and 5870 in Beaverton. Prospector’s Treasure Trove is set up to do patrol meetings, outings, or even merit badge classes, as well as learn to pan and prospecting classes. Scouts are always welcome.
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