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Last Post 08 Jan 2020 11:45 PM by  Gary Whited
Texas Gold (yeah, Texas)
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MICHAEL JUDD
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01 May 2015 12:49 PM

    Went to the round Rock GPAA spring outing on the Llano River. We have always got a few specks by just punching a few holes here and there but this year I learned to "read" the river. Used google earths history and saw the river when it was flooded, and the gravel bars that formed in the following years. It pays to do the research.

    Heres the gold on the scale. For Texas, this is like the motherload

    JIM SHANNON
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    08 Nov 2015 08:55 AM
    That's a lot for Texas

    Great job Mike
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    08 Nov 2015 09:04 AM
    Awesome!!!! Great pics.
    Brad Lamb
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    09 Nov 2015 07:04 AM
    New found respect for the Llano! Good Job Mike!
    John Jackson
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    02 Jan 2020 03:14 AM
    Is there anywhere near Dallas I can go to some gold? Llano is a bit far for me to go with out spending a little more time. All of the sites we have nearer to Dallas are mostly fossil or semiprecious stone areas. I would like to break in a gold rush nugget bucket. You know to give it a proper workout. Any suggestions. From John In Dallas
    Gary Whited
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    02 Jan 2020 10:04 PM
    John - You may want to try K-River Campground on the Kiamichi River near Antlers OK. Most of the Kiamichi is private land access. K-River has new owners so I do not know if they still allow access to the river but the previous owner charged a minimal fee like $3 dollars for daily access. Go to KTUL website and search on gold prospecting or Kiamichi River for a video made by the Oklahoma GPAA that was made on the Kiamichi at K-River Campground. Gold is fine with occasional small specs and a rare picker if you dig down deep like 3 feet. Good Luck!
    John Jackson
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    04 Jan 2020 12:08 AM
    Thank you Gary. I do appreciate the direction. I was hoping for something a little close. I thought GPAA had Mentioned a place about an hour from Dallas last year. Some kind of camping place along a river. I saw pictures of it. It had a real nice gravel bar I wanted to dig into. I just cant remember the name of it. It was a pay to dig site. And welcomed GPAA members. Honestly just wanted to get out somewhere close. Just had an itch running out of time to scratch it. Had a couple of nice warm days with a beautiful blue sky. Thanks every one I have a lot to lear, and need all the help I can get. I think I will brig the bucket to Llano next week if it warms up a bit. wishing you all happy New year, and a whole lot of color in your pan
    Gary Whited
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    04 Jan 2020 11:27 PM
    John - You can prospect in some of the small public streams around Dallas by slucing the limestone gravel or using a metal detector but the gold is beach gold deposited in limestone thousands of years ago when Texas was covered by a sea. The nodules, if unbroken, are something like miniture geodes and may also have some black sand but they are extremely rare. The placer type gold weathered from limestone that were ancient beaches is also very rare although I heard of people finding very small pieces. Also the gold does not appear to be very high quality and is about 50% vs 80% for most placer gold. So basically it is good practice with little or no results. I am only familiar with Collin County where my priority was fossil hunting and other areas around Dallas may be different.
    Gary Whited
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    08 Jan 2020 11:45 PM
    Suggest you contact;
    North Texas GPAA, GRANBURY, TX
    John Hammons President
    john.hammons56@gmail.com
    For info on a camping area south of Granbury that has Brazos River Access.
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