Catawba County North Carolina
In Catawba County North Carolina, the area around Hoopers Quarry, you can find gold, with calcite, graphite and pyrite.
A. D. Shuford's Mine - was worked by dragline scraper. It is located 4 1/2 miles slightly southeast from Catawba Station and 6 miles west of Sherrill's Ford. It was a placer mine.
SUGGESTED PROSPECTING AREAS:
Newton - most of the area streams around Newton contain placer gold.