Texas

Where to find Gold in Texas

Gold panning in Texas is alive and well with the current upward trend and seemingly unstoppable rise in gold prices. Texas has a long history of gold prospecting and panning and the regular finds of centuries old panning tools attest to this.  Please note, our Gold Maps & Books section may be of more assistance as we have GPS maps showing exact location of disused claims within many of the United States.

gold panning in texas

gold panning in texas

Many large stones like the milling stones that would be used in an old grain mill have been found in the rivers and creeks of Texas. These stones would have been used to crush down gold bearing rocks, these broken down ores would then have been sluiced or panned to extract the precious metal, such stones have been found in the rivers and creeks around San Saba and Enchanted Rock and many other possible gold panning areas in Texas.

The native Indians of these lands have been gold panning in Texas for centuries, the proof of this can be seen in their beautiful diamond and gold encrusted garments , jewellery and head-wear. In fact, The chief of The Comanche Indians Buffalo Hump, held Mrs Webster and her two children hostage near Enchanted Rock, after her escape she told stories of the Gold and Diamond Mines the Indians were working in around that location.

Gold Panning Locations in Texas

gold panning locations in texas

gold panning locations in texas

  • the Llano River
  • San Saba RIver
  • Heath
  • Honey Creek
  • Bull Head Creek
  • Fredericksburg
  • Harwood
  • Walnut Creek
  • Gazley Creek

 

To learn more about gold panning in Texas you might be able to find some local gold maps of the are from this page – Gold panning maps in Texas.

 

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