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  1. #1
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    Apr 2011
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    Gold prospecting in louisiana

    Does any one know of any areas in louisiana to prospect for gold and what would be the best ways to prospect for gold in the louisiana area

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    Feb 2007
    West Monroe, Louisiana
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    Re: Gold prospecting in louisiana

    Hi and welcome to treasurenet. What part of Louisiana and you in? I know of a couple places.

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    May 2005
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    Re: Gold prospecting in louisiana

    well from what ive seen comeout of the Mississippi River around here, you may do well at your local sand and gravel plant. ask for permission or ask to buy the contents of the hopper that carries the sands to the piles. theres ususally lots of blacksand in these (atleast there is around here)and youll find fine gold in it. make sure you find a plant that dredges sand from the river or in the old channel.

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    Apr 2011
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    Re: Gold prospecting in louisiana

    I am in leesville south west Louisiana. I am right next to the Kasatchie National forest and there are several streams in the area and gravel quarries. I know that thier was flour gold found in parts of Louisiana but those areas are now private property and off limits. There are some areas up around Alexandria in the national forest but they are off limits due to an endangered oyster that is found there. I was hopeing that there may be some areas near where I live and would like to know what would be a good way of prospecting for it. Most of the rivers and streams around here are sand and silt beds. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you all.

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    Feb 2008
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    Re: Gold prospecting in louisiana

    Quote Originally Posted by mutt2050
    I am in leesville south west Louisiana. I am right next to the Kasatchie National forest and there are several streams in the area and gravel quarries. I know that thier was flour gold found in parts of Louisiana but those areas are now private property and off limits. There are some areas up around Alexandria in the national forest but they are off limits due to an endangered oyster that is found there. I was hopeing that there may be some areas near where I live and would like to know what would be a good way of prospecting for it. Most of the rivers and streams around here are sand and silt beds. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you all.
    I was just at Fort Polk this past week and weekend. I was going to try out and locate some areas. I live in Texas but I am planning another trip there at the end of May. Shoot me a PM with your contact number and when I get out that way I will give you a shout and we can go scope out some areas.
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    Feb 2007
    West Monroe, Louisiana
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    Re: Gold prospecting in louisiana

    There was a GPAA chapter in Alexandria. They have been to Jena and found gold in Hemps creek. I don't know if they are still active. I have talked to one member here that has also found gold in Hemps. There is also an old gold mine, north of Alexandria on the way to Shreveport. This was flour gold from what I have read. I would also think there would be gold in the Red River as it drains from the north. There are a few stories of gold found west or south of Leesville. I think this would be closer to the Sabine river and the Texas state line. Do an internet search for more details. I hope this gets you started and good luck !

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    Apr 2011
    4

    Re: Gold prospecting in louisiana

    I contacted the GPAA chapter in Alexandria before and they helped me out with the Louisiana laws on prospecting. The streams and river around Alexandreia are off limits due to the endangered oyster there and Hemps creek is private property and they do not allow anyone to prospect there any more. Thanks for all the help.

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    Jan 2008
    Louisiana
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    Re: Gold prospecting in louisiana

    No Gold in Louisiana for you Ole Boys. It all belongs to me.
    All of the hill country gravel pits are digging out of ancient river beds. Locate the older abandoned gravel pits and post hole dig under the old wash plants. They older plants were leakers.

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    Jul 2011
    Louisiana
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    Re: Gold prospecting in louisiana

    There is- but it's hardly worth trying for...
    Found this in old gravel bar of mesinene/oligicene era. About 1 full five gallon bucket of concentrate produced 23 specs (80-100 mesh). That was concentrate from some prime bands, slow water work, lots of classification, lots of jet dry, and mucho time... By the way- they are in a contact lens jar and zoomed in on- the pic off TV is magnified 30X I think- and shows even bigger on screen!
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    Its gold - and it came from Louisiana!
    After doing the math- It would take ---2 years 10 months and two more weeks of 40 hour work weeks to drag up 20,000 of these that would equal 1 ounce.

    Agates and arrowheads would be worth more and easier to find...
    Good luck if ya go...
    HUNTING... Anyway, anytime, anyhow; Gold, deer, rocks and gems, turkey, arrowheads, fossils, coins, fish, new sunrises, etc, so forth, and so on...

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    Conservative Cherokee "WP" (Wolf Pack 4Ever)

    Jan 2008
    Louisiana
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    Re: Gold prospecting in louisiana

    1more, At that rate, you better hurry up and get started.
    Gold is a little bit better in some of the creeks around Jena. Still not going set the world on fire, but if you like prospecting, its there.

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    Jul 2011
    Louisiana
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    Re: Gold prospecting in louisiana

    Quote Originally Posted by GrayCloud
    At that rate, you better hurry up and get started.
    Yep- at least it's good exercise on honing the "fine gold" skills... Next trip to the Arkansas River at Salida CO. should make for easy pickins...

    I've also heard of some found around the old army base east from Colfax. Then again all the dirt here came from somewhere else over the last 200 million years- there's probably a spec like that anywhere there is a rounded piece of gravel. Those kinds of spec will never pay for the dredge gas - but I'll go again if the fever strikes and the times available!!!
    PEACE
    HUNTING... Anyway, anytime, anyhow; Gold, deer, rocks and gems, turkey, arrowheads, fossils, coins, fish, new sunrises, etc, so forth, and so on...

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    Mar 2011
    lousisiana
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    Re: Gold prospecting in louisiana

    i have fond gold also here in Louisiana in hemp's creek i put my 5 inch dredge in there dredged all day done pretty good found a little over a penny Wait there. there is better gold futher north of the bridge there has been some nice pickers that has comed out of there along with some nuggets of up to one once.all u got to do is get into the creek and wade it up stream just don't get above the banks then u are trespassing then but as long as u are in the creek u are all good as private property stops at the creek they don't own it. so have fun and find u some gold.

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    Apr 2013
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    Quote Originally Posted by mutt2050 View Post
    Does any one know of any areas in louisiana to prospect for gold and what would be the best ways to prospect for gold in the louisiana area
    Quote Originally Posted by RANGER31 View Post
    i have fond gold also here in Louisiana in hemp's creek i put my 5 inch dredge in there dredged all day done pretty good found a little over a penny Wait there. there is better gold futher north of the bridge there has been some nice pickers that has comed out of there along with some nuggets of up to one once.all u got to do is get into the creek and wade it up stream just don't get above the banks then u are trespassing then but as long as u are in the creek u are all good as private property stops at the creek they don't own it. so have fun and find u some gold.
    Quote Originally Posted by 1more4me View Post
    Yep- at least it's good exercise on honing the "fine gold" skills... Next trip to the Arkansas River at Salida CO. should make for easy pickins...

    I've also heard of some found around the old army base east from Colfax. Then again all the dirt here came from somewhere else over the last 200 million years- there's probably a spec like that anywhere there is a rounded piece of gravel. Those kinds of spec will never pay for the dredge gas - but I'll go again if the fever strikes and the times available!!!
    PEACE
    I found some good flour gold in boyce,la at the public boat landing on the beach front but it took a lot of work to get it

 

 

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