Gold in Arkansas
January 2004 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDArkansas has an area of over 53,000 square miles, with a population of over 2.3 million. Natural vegetation consists of hardwood forests where not cleared for agriculture or urbanization.
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• PLP fund drive continues
• Oregon proposed withdrawal
The Candelaria area is of interest to prospectors not just for silver, gold and other metals, but also for the beautiful gemstones found there.
• Salazar pushes wilderness
• California Governor signs AB 120
• Sheriff withdraws Forest Service law enforcement authority
…there are loads of different copper minerals, but a large number of them form first in the ground as chalcopyrite and then through the effects of weathering are changed into other minerals like malachite, cuprite and chrysocolla.
In these types of cases I tend to listen to what my metal detector is telling me. The machine was very quiet, suggesting my initial impressions were right about the ground make up.
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