WARREN COUNTY, INDIANA
by Tom Ashworth
By: Tom Van Vleet
IMPORTANT PRECAUTION: PERSONALLY CHECK THE LEGALITY OF A LOCATION PRIOR TO MINING ACTIVITY
Take US41 south from I80/94 if coming from northern Illinois or Indiana or US26 West to US41 South if coming from I65. At the point where US41 splits off into US 63 to Attica why stay on US41 South another mile or so until you pass an overpass and see some highway maintenance buildings on your left. Turn left at that point . This road shortly turns into a dirt road and is not shown on most road maps. It is called Twin Bridges Road. Follow it until it dead ends at a bridge. This will be Potholes Road. You will be roughly 5-8 miles northwest of Attica,Indiana. There are 2 creeks here. They both have gold. It tends to be mostly flour with some flakes about 1/8 inch. The larger creek has most of the gold. It is in the gravel bars and the rotten shale . My friend dredges for it and has found some wheat grain size nuggets. I dowse for it and have found gold every time with my homemade rods. It is a very nice place to bring the family to. Bring your fishing license and pole and swim suit and camera. The smaller creek has a couple of waterfalls and lots of bathtub size potholes to splash in hence the name of the second road. A private group maintains this area but it is open to the public (see update and map below). There is a campground nearby, Summers campground. They take cash only so bring some. It's less than 5 miles from the creek. A lot of kids come here during the summer to play. We come to mine and have a good time.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION as of 10/30/04
Thanks to Digman for this update.Attached is a map of the Nature Conservancy property around Fall Creek. The lady at the conservatory told Digman they have paths to walk and no one is allowed off the paths. No wading, swimming, or any activity in the creek is allowed on their property.
© Tom Ashworth's Prospectors Cache / Tom Ashworth / Revised