Gold Nugget Detecting In Arizona

The desert areas of Arizona are ideally located for nugget hunting. Rich placers have been found in several parts of Arizona, the best known are located at: Lynx Creek, Weaver (Rich Hill), La Paz and Greaterville, but smaller placer gold deposits are found all over the western part of the state. Many Arizona prospectors are interested in nugget shooting for gold with a metal detector. Minelab Pulse Induction (PI) metal detectors are very popular in Arizona as many locations have lots of black sand and other mineralization. While very few prospectors will strike it rich, there is some very nice gold still out there to be found - its a fun and exciting hobby, but patience and skill are required. Gold just does not occur here and there spread over everywhere, so before one can find his own gold, you have to know where to look. While this info may get you started, further details on the claims and land status of the goldfields can be obtained from the regional office of the BLM, located in Phoenix, or through the internet at the BLM's LR2000 website. Click on the highlighted topic links below to access the information I have assembled for you to review.  Good luck in your prospecting and may you find that big nugget that's out there waiting for you!

For Information on Placer Gold Districts in Located In Arizona, check out the links below:

Prospecting in the Bradshaw Mountains
The Bradshaw mountains area is very popular with Arizona prospectors and continues to yield gold nuggets to the experienced miner who knows how to find and work gold placers. Historically it was very productive to the old timers as well. Take a look at this webpage to learn more about how to find gold here. 


Prospecting at Gold Basin/King Tut
The gold placers here cover a wide area here and good sized gold nuggets are still found with metal detectors. Dry Washing can also be productive at this location. Some very interesting meteorites are also found by prospectors in the Gold Basin mining area. This web page will give you more information.

Historical Research Links about Arizona Placer Gold Mining:
Placer Gold Mining in Early Arizona
The Mining Districts Of Pima County

Mines of Santa Cruz County, Part I
Mines of Santa Cruz County, Part II
Mines of Santa Cruz County, Part III
Mines of Santa Cruz County, Part IV
Mines of Santa Cruz County, Part V

Mines of Santa Cruz County, Part VI
Mining History of Yavapai County, Part I
Mining History of Yavapai County, Part II
Mining History of Yavapai County, Part III
Yavapai County, Land of Gold and Mines
History and Description of Yavapai County
Pinal County Mining Districts
Mineral Resources Of Gila County
Mines Of Mohave County, Arizona Part I
Mines Of Mohave County, Arizona Part II
Gold And Silver Mines of Yuma County
Mines and Minerals of Maricopa County
Mines and Minerals of Graham And Apache Counties

Arizona Mining Districts, Part 1
Arizona Mining Districts, Part 2
Arizona Mining Districts, Part 3
Arizona Mining Districts, Part 4
Arizona Mining Districts, Part 5
Arizona Mining Districts, Part 6
Arizona Mining Districts, Part 7
Arizona Mining Districts, Part 8
Arizona Mining Districts, Part 9
Arizona Mining Districts, Part 10

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