Tom Ashworths Prospectors Cache

GOLD LOCATIONS IN GEORGIA

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. My friend Jim Labuz and I dredged in the Chestatee River and a few area creeks and found some excellent "color".


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