Arkansas has 11,588 records of mining claims on public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management and 1,146 records of mineral deposits listed by the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
Mining Claims (BLM)
Arkansas has 11,588 mining claims on public land listed in The Diggings™. Of these claims, 0.01% are active while 99.99% are now closed. Polk, Montgomery, and Pike are the most active counties in Arkansas.
Quick BLM Facts
- 11,588 records of mining claims on public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
- 1 records of active mining claims
- 11,587 records of closed mining claims
Active Mines By County
Recently Updated Mining Claims
Most recently updated claims in Arkansas.
Mining Geology (USGS)
Arkansas has 1,146 identified deposits listed in The Diggings™. The most commonly listed primary commodities in Arkansas deposits are zinc, lead, and manganese. At the time these deposits were surveyed, 191 deposits in Arkansas were observed to have ore mineralization in an outcrop, shallow pit, or isolated drill hole—known as an occurance deposit.1 Arkansas has 102 prospect deposits.2 Marion, Pike, and Independence are the counties with the most deposits.
Quick USGS Facts
- 1,146 records of mineral deposits in Arkansas.
- 102 records of prospects
- 191 records of mineral occurrences of observable ore mineralization.
- 4 records of mining plants
- 89 records of mineral producers
- 433 records of past producers
- 327 of unknown records
Deposits By County
1 Grade, tonnage, and extent of mineralization for such deposits are unspecified.
2 Such deposits have some degree of development such as surface trenching, adits, shafts, drill holes, geophysics, geochemistry, or geological mapping to estimate grade and tonnage.
Mining Claim News From The Diggings™
Learn more about the Bureau of Land Management, Public Land Survey System, and mining claims.
Understanding Claim Ownership
We receive lots of emails from people who find their name or a relative’s name on our site and want to know if this means they have some right to the land listed under that name.
Understanding BLM Administrative Areas
Wether it is filing a mine or researching one, the administering BLM office is going to be the definitive source.
Understanding Location Data
Mine handled by the Bureau of Land Management are not mapped by latitude and longitude, instead, these mines harken back to the Public Land Survey System.
A “township” can refer to two different things. Both are part of the PLSS measurement system but have different uses.