Mining Operation

After the Civil War, some gold mining resumed in Georgia but never gained the momentum it had previously Today we use a form of mining called "Placer Mining" Placer mining is a form of gold mining associated with the streams and rivers where they run today and where they ran in the past...

Sluice Boxes

In Montana, the principal placer-mining districts are in the southwestern part of the state where plenty of water makes the use of sluice boxes practical Idaho was once a leading placer-mining state and has plenty of fast flowing streams and rivers ideal for using a sluice as are the gold producing areas of Oregon and Washington...

Gold Panning Areas near Atlanta

Many are surprised to learn that a considerable amount of gold can be found not far from Atlanta, Georgia Many rivers including Little River and Etowah River both have placer gold within their gravel bars Mining for gold has been going on in northern Georgia near Atlanta for centuries!...

The Rich Gold Deposits Found in Alabama

Aug 14, 2014· Other gold deposits can be found in Wesobulga Creek and White Oak Creeks just south of Cragford In the western part of the county is the Idaho district The Eley, Haraldson, Shinker, Alabama Gold and Mica Company, Prospect Tunnel and Harall Gold Mines all operated in this area, which contained lode gold...

Discover Gold

Consolidated Gold Mines (706) 864-8473 185 Consolidated Gold Mine Road, Dahlonega, Georgia 30533 consolidatedgoldmine Open Mon - Fri 10am-4pm; Sat & Sun 10am-5pm Closed some holidays The Consolidated Gold Mines and gold processing mill, built in the early 1900's, was the largest gold mining operation east of the Mississippi River...

Prospecting Places in Georgia

I just returned from Loud Mine and Gold and Gem Grubbin Both sites have a very high clay content and you need a high banker with a powerful water pump to break it up The stream at Gold and Gem Grubbin is very nice and full of gems I found a few specks of gold and some emeralds and handfuls of garnets...

Prospecting Vacations

Consolidated Gold Mines, located in beautiful Dahlonega, Georgia, is the site of the largest hard rock Gold Mine East of the Mississippi River We are open 7 days a week, Rain or Shine for Guided Tours of the mine, Gold Panning, and Gemstone Mining...

Map of Gems & Minerals in the United ,

This clickable map has information about gems, minerals, and fossils in the United Stat There are many locations throughout the country that have very valuable sources of minerals such as opals, turquoise, jade, tourmaline, amethyst, and beryl Even precious gems like diamonds, emeralds, and aquamarine can be found in the US By clicking on each state, you will find detailed information ....

Consolidated Gold Mine (Dahlonega)

Feb 29, 2020· Consolidated Gold Mine, Dahlonega: Hours, Address, Consolidated Gold Mine Reviews: 45/5 United States ; Georgia (GA) , Georgia Listen to local legends and folklore about ghost sightings and follow your guide an a walking tour through the town cemetery and other locations with thirteen stops in all , My husband and I throughly enjoyed ....

Where to Pan for Gold in Georgia

Oct 15, 2014· This is a significant gold producing area that has been worked since the start of the gold rush to Georgia All the stream and bench gravels contain placer gold around the town of Cumming, especially in James Creek, which flows into the Chattahoochee River...

Georgia Gold

With 500 gold mines and prospecting sites in 37 counties, Georgia has been home to some important gold finds and is a popular draw for those seeking good fun that may be profitable as well To keep the activity safe for individuals and the environment, some rules and regulations have been established...

Georgia Gold Rush

The Georgia Gold Rush was the second significant gold rush in the United States and the first in Georgia, and overshadowed the previous rush in North CarolinaIt started in 1829 in present-day Lumpkin County near the county seat, Dahlonega, and soon spread through the North Georgia mountains, following the Georgia Gold BeltBy the early 1840s, gold became difficult to find...

Georgia Gold Panning and Prospecting

Gold Panning and Prospecting in Georgia GOLD Gold was first discovered in Lumpkin County in 1818 (#1 gold producing county to this day) Most of Georgia's gold deposits were subsequently discovered in an area called the Dahlonega Gold Belt extending across the northern portion of the state from Alabama to South Carolina...

Choosing a Location To Pan For Gold

If you're serious about gold panning, though, you'll want to find your own site where hundreds of tourists aren't flocking to Streams and Rivers Would you believe me if I told you that gold can be found in every stream and river in the world? Yep, it's a fact that gold is everywhere around us, but the problem is that most streams and rivers ....

Writer's Corner

Panning for gold in a mountain stream (Photo courtesy of the Georgia Department of Archives & History) At that time when there was still plenty of "free gold" sparkling in the streambeds of the Yahoola and countless other creeks and branches, all a man needed to recover it was a shovel and a pan...

Gold | Mid

Gold is still found in streams in the north Georgia area where you will find people still using the tools of yesteryear to separate the gold from the sand, the gold pan People have used placer mining to find gold here in Georgia Placer is where you collect gravel from streams and old stream beds and you look for miniscule particles of gold ....

Mike Higbee's Prospectors Cache

The second great gold rush in America, took place in Georgia between 1828 and 1849 It was said that Ben Parks kicked over a rock about 3 miles south of Dahlonega and discovered a chunk of gold "as yellow as the yolk of an egg" The hills were filled with prospectors after that Gold mining and prospecting continues today...

Gold Panning

Recreational panning for gold in most streambeds is allowed Special permission, permits, or fees are not required when only a shovel and pan are used and no significant damage is done to the streambed In-stream sluices and suction dredges are not allowed...

Tips on Finding Gold in Creeks and Streams

Aug 27, 2012· Several tips on where to look for gold, special places for gold, and reading special featur Where to prospect, where to dredge, where to find deposits and old larger gold...