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Ashe County North Carolina | Tom Ashworth's Prospectors Cache
  • Latitude: 36.43415
  • Longitude: -81.500336
  • TOWNSHIP, RANGE, SECTION: None
  • LODE OR PLACER: Both
  • CITIES: Jefferson
  • MINES: Gap Creek Mine,Copper Knob Mine,Ore Knob Mine
  • WATERWAYS FOR PLACERS: New River, Gap Creek

Ashe County North Carolina


The best place to start looking for gold in Ashe County is in the headwaters of the New River in the south part of the county.

Gap Creek Mine


The Gap Creek Mine (aka Copper Knob Mine) produced gold as a by product of its copper mining. It is located at Gap Creek on the New River.

Ore Knob Mine


Ore Knob Mine is located east of Jefferson by 8 miles and north of Route 88 by 1 mile. The mine had an approximate production between 1855-1962 of around 9,400 ounces of gold.


CATEGORY TAGS: Gold Location
TAXONOMY TAGS: Ashe County North Carolina, Ashe County North Carolina Gold Locations
STATE TAGS: Ashe, North Carolina