Gold Prospecting In Arkansas

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Current Arkansas Gold Prospecting News:  on April 18, 2013, we got this from J. E.:

Gold was found in Madison county and Washington county Arkansas just last month. It was fine gold mostly and 1 nugget that I seen. A friend of mine showed me the gold and spots he found it. as soon as I find a pan I’m going.

J.E. came back after his prospecting trip and let us know that he did find some color, but he kept the stream and specifics to himself icon wink Gold Prospecting In Arkansas

So all you Razorback prospectors, get out there, have fun with friends and family prospecting.  And remember, actually finding gold is just extra, the real treasures are the memories you will make!

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Or if you want to learn more about prospecting research for Arkansas, take a look over my shoulder as I scan for more interesting spots…

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 Where To Find Gold In Arkansas Summary Report

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Location:

Arkansas USA

Area
Geology:

2008 Arkansas Mineral Yearbook (pdf): No mention of measurable gold production

Arkansas Geologic Map Overlay (requires Google Earth™ mapping service to view)

Precious
Metal Locations:

Locations with precisous metals…click linked ID#’s for location details:

GOLD DEPOSITS-ID#, Name, Country, State, County

10235160 Julius Hess United States Arkansas Pulaski

10235127 Kellog Mine United States Arkansas Pulaski

10400426 Old Spanish Diggings United States Arkansas Garland

10009220 Otto United States Arkansas Sevier

SILVER DEPOSITS–ID#, Name, Country, State, County

10009219 Bob Wolf Mine United States Arkansas Sevier

10009220 Otto United States Arkansas Sevier

10103773 Gap Ridge Mine United States Arkansas Pike

10211663 Donaghey Property United States Arkansas Montgomery

10232207 Bruce Farm United States Arkansas Sharp

Local
History:

No major discussion found of any historical gold or silver mining. However, some has been and is reclaimed while mining for lead and other metals.

Local
Summary:

  • GOLD IN ARKANSAS??

    • Snipped from Arkansas Geology Site:
      “the AnnualReport of the Arkansas Geological Survey for 1888 – Volume I. The conclusion was that no workable quantities of gold existed in the Ouachita Mountains region. In 1923, investigations by U. S. Geological Survey geologists in the vicinity of Hot Springs, Garland County, revealed sparse amounts of silver and gold in vein material associated with igneousdikes. In summary, no payable quantities of gold have been discovered in Arkansas.”


  • SILVER IN ARKANSAS?

    • All significant silver mineralization in Arkansas is associated with hydrothermal lead-, zinc-, and copper-bearing quartz veins scattered throughout the Ouachita Mountain region. The deposits are present mostly in small fracture-filling quartz veins which formed in tightly folded sedimentary rock of Paleozoic age. The deposits are present in rocks ranging from the Collier Shale to
      the Jackfork Sandstone (Cambrian to Pennsylvanian). The silver is usually associated with galena (PbS) or sphalerite ((Zn,Fe)S).

    • Prospecting of lead-, zinc-, copper-, and silver-bearing quartz veins occurred in the late 1800’s near the community of Silver in Montgomery County. Although no commercial mining took place, several tons of concentrates were processed for lead and silver as part of the exploration effort.

For more info see:

Comstock, T. B.,
1888, A preliminary examination of the geology of western-central Arkansas, with especial reference to gold and silver: Arkansas Geological Survey Annual Report for 1888, v. I, pt. 2, 320 p.
Purdue, A. H., and Miser, H. D., 1923, Description of the Hot Springs district, [Arkansas]: U. S. Geological Survey Atlas, Folio 215, 12 p.
Sick, G. P., 1984, North Mountain Mine – Gold?, in McFarland, J. D., III, and Bush, W. V., eds., Contributions to the geology of Arkansas, v. II: Arkansas Geological Commission Miscellaneous
Publication 18-B, p. 115-117. (no online copy: order direct from AR.gov here)

Map
Resources:

  • USGS Analysis for Gold snip from .pdf link (red & purple are spots to check!):

    AR Au Analysis Legend Gold Prospecting In ArkansaseGP Arkansas Report Base html m7575155c Gold Prospecting In Arkansas

    • From the national scale geochemical analysis of stream sediments and soils in the US, from existing data, reanalysis of existing samples, and new sampling.

  • After a quick scan of historic (pre-1900) topographic maps in the Fort Smith Area, no gold mines or mills were marked.

  • PLACE NAMES IN ARKANSAS WITH “GOLD”…

Feature Name

ID

Class

County

State

Latitude

Longitude

Gold Creek

49473

Stream

Faulkner

AR

350131N

0922459W

Gold Creek

49474

Stream

Faulkner

AR

350417N

0922348W

Gold Creek

57831

Populated Place

Faulkner

AR

350043N

0922451W

Gold Lake (historical)

62803

Lake

Faulkner

AR

350115N

0922347W

Golden Lake (historical)

61968

Lake

Mississippi

AR

353122N

0900452W

Gold Hill

62134

Populated Place

Pope

AR

351145N

0925743W

Alternative
Interesting Activities:

Visit Ghost Towns in Arkansas

Metal Detect for Relics and Caches

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One thought on “Gold Prospecting In Arkansas

  1. Terry Atha

    I am researching the fine art of prospecting for Gold in Arkansas…. I have interests in relics and gemstones as well…. I realize every fisherman never discloses his honey hole and I am certain Gold prospectors have much the same line of thought…. But a good salesman always asks….. if you could share any information it would be appreciated…… any clubs or associations or interested people would be of interest…. I live in Hot Springs and know much about western Arkansas… Good hounding…. Terry

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