Arkansas Group Colorado
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Jennifer BraleyUser is Offline
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31 May 2015 03:48 AM

    Hey ya'll. I wanted to know if anyone has ever been to the Arkansas Group in Colorado and if there is any gold and/or anything I should know about the claims or area. I will be visiting around late June and just wanted to see if this claim was worth poking around or not. This group is the only one I'm going to be near and I have never prospected in Colorado before so this will be a fun new adventure! 

    Majoring Geologist/Environmental Sustainability | Prospectors: Team Dorris Pinnacle 5 Minerals | Affiliated with Gold Fever of the West Valley | PLEASE FILL IN YOUR HOLES | "It's Gold or Bust"
    ALTON OAKESUser is Offline
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    09 Jun 2015 10:17 AM
    The Arkansas Group claims have flour gold; however, the BLM limits your activity there to non-motorized equipment or re-circulating, battery operated units.  The  Arkansas that runs through the claims is also popular with rafters and fly fishing folks.  The claims are also adjacent to private property and with all the public activity, many property owners are touchy about trespassing.You can get good local maps at the tourist bureau in Buena Vista.   Here is the BLM website about these claims:  http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/rgfo...rals.html. Within the same general area are two BLM public access gold placer areas: Cache Creek, Granite, CO; and Point Bar, Salida, CO.   More info on them from the tabs on the same BLM page.
    Jennifer BraleyUser is Offline
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    11 Jun 2015 02:23 AM

    Thank you for the feedback Alton. Didn't know the claims were adjacent to private properties or popular to rafters so I'll make sure to remember that. Don't think Ill have a problem with my equipment since I'll only be able to bring so much on a plane haha. I will also read all the stuff on the BLM page too, thank you for that as well. 

    Majoring Geologist/Environmental Sustainability | Prospectors: Team Dorris Pinnacle 5 Minerals | Affiliated with Gold Fever of the West Valley | PLEASE FILL IN YOUR HOLES | "It's Gold or Bust"
    Matt JohnsonUser is Offline
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    11 Jun 2015 06:16 AM
    FYI,
    You can't use battery operated equipment on the Arkansas, and the water is way to high and fast right now. I live near those claims, and I won't be working them till late July. They keep the water flow super fast for the rafters and kayakers that use the river in the summer. You will probably be disappointed if you visit these claims in June. The claims are easier to work late summer thru the beginning of May. Half a gram on the Ark is a good day. Don't forget your waders!
    brett kroneUser is Offline
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    16 Jun 2015 02:30 PM
    Thanks for the info Matt I was planning a trip there for june 28-jul 4. Doesnt sound like a good idea anymore. Im driving from st louis and I'd really like somewhere descent to go. Any Ideas ?
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    26 Jun 2015 05:23 AM

    Hi Brett,

    I would have responded earlier but I just noticed the post.  If you are planning to visit this part of CO, I would recommend Cache Creek.  I would be happy to answer any questions you have about it, and if you do make it to my neck of the woods, I'd be glad to show you around.

    Matt

    KENNETH GALLEGOSUser is Offline
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    13 Aug 2015 05:04 PM
    Matt,
    I will be going to Cache Creek in September. Does the creek or any of the little feeders have water during this period for sluicing? any information on the area or on the GPAA claims would be appreciated.

    thanks!

    Ken
    Anthony ReeseUser is Offline
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    09 Apr 2017 06:16 PM
    Going to Bla k Hawk for metal detecting hunt then swinging down to the area last week of July 2017.
    Anyone have anymore recent info on this area. Any good sources for current river flows when the time gets closer.
    Thanks Tony
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