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GOLD LOCATIONS IN ARKANSAS

I started this page on November 1, 1994 and it is growing
and you can help by sending information that you have about a gold location
to me. This will be an great research tool in the future, so book mark
this page.

Arkansas was visited by Spanish explorers in the 1540’s
and had at least one major gold discovery. The gold mine the spanish found
is today called “The Old Spanish Diggings”, but the early spanish missed
one thing, diamonds. The Crater of Diamonds State Park is located in Pike
County Arkansas . The largest diamond ever found was “The Uncle Sam” which
weighed in at 40.23 carats. There are many areas to rock and gem prospect
throughout the state for amethyst, agate, jasper, quartz, calcite and
barite. The states main periods of gold prospecting occurred between 1800
and 1830. Both silver and gold have been found from the Ouachita Mountains.
Gold here is often found in manganese stained quartz viens. In the Ouachita
Mountains located in the Ouachita National Forest are public lands and
open to non commercial rock hounding and prospecting. Check with district
rangers before doing any activity.


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TAXONOMY TAGS: Arkansas
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