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  1. #1
    us
    Oct 2009
    Arkansas
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    Gold Prospecting in Arkansas

    I've been having a heck of a time attempting to find location in Arkansas that are known to have at least a flake to find. The standard answer seems to be 12 Miles SW of Hot Springs, and "somewhere in the Ouachita National Forest". The GPAA has a claim "somewhere outside Mena". I've seen pics of gold found supposedly north of Little Rock, but of course exact locations were omitted. Anyone have any ideas? There used to be a guy named Jay that advertised paydirt in the GPAA magazine who lived in Mena that would give people maps of productive panning locations around the Mena area, but I've had no luck locating him. Any ideas?
    Thanks!

  2. #2
    us
    Oct 2009
    Arkansas
    14

    Re: Gold Prospecting in Arkansas

    Found this today in Pike County.
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  3. #3
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    Jan 2008
    Villa Rica georgia
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    Re: Gold Prospecting in Arkansas

    no matter where you go,there you are!

  4. #4
    us
    Oct 2009
    Arkansas
    14

    Re: Gold Prospecting in Arkansas

    Found this today in the middle of Howard County using a new 3 phase 12" blue keene pan.
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  5. #5
    us
    Oct 2009
    Arkansas
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    Re: Gold Prospecting in Arkansas

    Found a few specks of gold dust in Norman, AR. Found this little silver nug too.
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  6. #6
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    Jan 2008
    Villa Rica georgia
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    Re: Gold Prospecting in Arkansas

    did you check the link i sent you?
    no matter where you go,there you are!

  7. #7
    us
    Oct 2009
    Arkansas
    14

    Re: Gold Prospecting in Arkansas

    Quote Originally Posted by strickman
    did you check the link i sent you?
    I did. Unfortunately, there were only trace amounts found in some really strange locations, fairly distant from where people have reported finding gold. Still a really neat link, I sure do appreciate it!
    Thanks again!

  8. #8
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    Villa Rica georgia
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    Re: Gold Prospecting in Arkansas

    found any diamonds?
    no matter where you go,there you are!

  9. #9
    us
    Oct 2009
    Arkansas
    14

    Re: Gold Prospecting in Arkansas

    Quote Originally Posted by strickman
    found any diamonds?
    I live about 10 minutes from the Diamond Mine... but have never even looked for any. LOL

  10. #10
    us
    May 2009
    Garden Valley, ca.
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    Re: Gold Prospecting in Arkansas

    make sure the silver piece isnt gold covered with mercury. Are you finding bedrock and evidence of previous mining. Id look for the oldest town in the area maybe the reason its there is gold.Go wherever the history books say they mined.

  11. #11

    Nov 2012
    3
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    Upper or lower pike county I just moved back to Arkansas. I have been doing a little prospecting myself. Also we have a website where you can buy and sale any type of equipment at Classified Ads - Free Classified Ads Online
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  12. #12

    Nov 2012
    3
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    I have looked as well and have had no luck finding any of this info. I am in Texarkana and have been up to Kriver in Oklahoma but have only found flower gold and nothing more. If you have any info I would appreciate the help. Also I have followed the Kiamichi river all the way back to the back side of Mena and have not found any gold other than flower. We have a site as well http://www.a2zlist.net if anyone want to post stuff forsale.
    Last edited by jaculp; Nov 26, 2013 at 10:32 PM.

  13. #13

    Apr 2014
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    Itís really great posts.
    Last edited by Ydivitsyawe; Jun 01, 2014 at 05:26 PM.

  14. #14
    us
    Mar 2011
    N/W ARKANSAS
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    THERE IS SOME IN NW AR. PANNING CAN PRODUCE FLOUR GOLD IN WITH "SAND DIAMONDS", WHICH HAVE LITTLE VALUE AND CAUSE THE BOTTOM OF YOUR BEST PAN AND ALL OF YOUR SKILL TO COLLECT, ONLY A FEW SPECS OF GOLD WHICH ARE REFRACTED THRU THE SAND DIAMONDS. ODDLY ENOUGH, I CONTINUE TO PAN HERE AND PICK OUT THE INDIVIDUAL PIECES OF GOLD AND DUMP THE SAND DIAMONDS BACK FOR SEED.

    I'VE BEEN AT IT FOR OVER A DECADE AND IF THE PRICE OF GOLD WILL GO BACK UP... I MIGHT GET ME A NEW GOLD PAN.
    #/;0)~

    IT'S ABOUT FINDING IT!!!!
    ....JESUS IS LORD.
    ...................THE BIBLE IS GOD'S WORD.
    .................................. HEAVEN IS MY REAL HOME.


    REALLY, I'M NOT SHOUTING. I HAVE A VISUAL PERCEPTION PROBLEM, AND TYPING IN ALL CAPS HELPS ME TO PROOF READ WHAT I TYPE. IF I EVER NEED TO DRAW ATTENTION TO ANYTHING I'LL MAKE IT BOLD SO IT STANDS OUT. I MEAN NO HARM. #/;0)~

  15. #15

    Dec 2006
    Ouchita Mountains, Arkansas
    Whites XLT
    33
    I live west of Mena and abut to the Ouachita N/F, almost to the Oklahoma state line and have heard the stories also about gold being found but no direct info. I have a year round creek and a wet weather creek that runs through my property and haven't found squat other than some old coins metal detecting.
    With all the quartz in this area I really thought there would be more gold quantity here. Also this area is high in iron.
    I have found 2 locations on my property where my Whites went a bit bonkers probably for the high iron content but I was also getting intermittent gold hits. I actually dug a good portion and brought it back to the cabin in a 5 gallon bucket to sift and pan over but got nada.

 

 

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