The places listed below are user submitted gold prospecting locations. Things change over time - these places may or may not still be open. Be sure to fill your holes, pick up your trash and don't trespass. We are losing good spots all the time.
We really need more info on this state! If you know of any other prospecting locations in this or surrounding areas, please fill out this form. What we need here are fairly specific places like "downstream from where Highway 20 crosses Dry Creek". There are lots of books that say something like "The gold belt runs through ABC & XYZ Counties" or "Gold has been found in ABC River and some of its tributaries". That really doesn't say much about where YOU can find gold, private property issues or Forest Circus rules etc. Please use this form only for suggesting fairly specific places to be added to this page where new prospectors or folks visiting from other areas have a good chance of finding gold. Thank you
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Pre-Cambrian granite rich area called the Llano uplift. Particularly the Llano river, Honey Creek and Sandy creek. Biggest problem in Texas is the lack of open land but many landowners allow people on their properties for a small fee for Topaz hunting in this region of the state. There is some gold to be found here as well.
I have been panning for about 15 yrs now and just started working Texas. I have found small amounts of dust in the south western area of Texas around Fort Davis in the mountain areas. I am presently working in the east Texas area mainly Smith and Cherokee Counties. I have found small amounts of dust just north of Jacksonville in areas that the road crews have cut away for the highway.