Cherokee County Georgia
Near the town of Ball Ground there are many area mines and prospects in exposures of decomposed bedrock. Southeast of town by 7 miles on the Etowah River is the location of the Creighton-Franklin Mine and it had a total production of 50,000 ounces by 1909.
Near the town of Holy Springs, if you go west 1 mile you will find the 301 mine. If you go west 4 miles (adjacent to the Little River) you will find the Cherokee Mine, which was a large producer of lode gold. If you go 2 miles north to the Cherokee Mine you will find the Sixes Mine, which was also a large lode mine.
Placer gold is reported in the Etowah River. Location is unknown.
Placer gold is reported in the Little River down river from The Sixes Mine.
Reported By: Dan Shannon
The Etowah river south of the Franklin mine. I believe
that Coker Creek also has some color in empties into the
Etowah just down river from several of the Ball Ground
mines. I've seen fine gold with a shovel and sluice and
coarse gold when dredging deeper faster water.
I recommend any Georgia prospector become a member of
the GGPA which has 3-5 very nice properties on the
Etowah that all bear gold.