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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.

Etowah River

Placer gold is reported in the Etowah River. Location is unknown.

Little River

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.

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