Clay County Alabama

The Cragford District is located along the far east side of Clay County and the far west side of Randolph County. There you will find the Grizzle Property.  This property has veins in quartz up to 30 feet deep, and you could find rich specimen ore near the surface.  The mine was famous for free …

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Talladega County Alabama

The area branches and benches along Talladega Creek contain placer gold. Riddles Mill district, located in the southeast part of the county, was the most important area where gold mining was carried on in Talladega County. The Riddle’s Mine consisted of a 100-foot deep quartz vein that contained lode gold, with silver and pyrite in …

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Cleburne County Alabama

Fifty years after the discovery of gold, nearly 30,000 ounces were produced in Cleburne county, mostly in the Arbacoochee district in the southern part of the county. Since 1890 Cleburne county has been idle. Most of the gold came from placer deposits near Gold Hill and Clear Creek. In the Hillabee area, quartz veins contain …

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Coosa County Alabama

This county has widely scattered prospects along Weogufka Creek, Hatchett Creek, and Rockford Placers. Along Weogufka Creek is where the Weogufka Creek Placer contains pans that run 4-20 colors a pan. The Gold Ridge Mine was originally prospected in 1835 for copper but was found to have lode gold. At Flint Hill, rich quartz veins …

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Randolph County Alabama

The gold-bearing deposits of Randolph County border the boundary of Cleburne County. These deposits are in similar formations to that of Cleburne County. Area streams and branches near Wedowee are most productive. In regional watercourses and bench sands and gravels, placer gold is found. The Gold Ridge Property with the Eckhert vein in a highly …

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Tallapoosa County Alabama

Tallapoosa County, Alabama, contains four major gold districts: Devil’s Backbone Eagle Creek Goldville Hog Mountain The Goldville district is about 14 miles long and showed great activity in the early days when the town’s population reached 3,000. Hog Mountain is unique in Alabama because gold veins are in granite, and the cyanide process was first …

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Chilton County Alabama

The Southwestern part of the Alabama belt includes portions of Chilton County. The rock exposures that are limited on the south west by the overlap of the Upper Cretaceous Formation (Tuscaloosa Formation). Nuggets weighing up to 4 ounces have been reported from Blue Creek, a short tributary of the Coosa River in the southeastern part …

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Alabama Gold and Treasure Locations


After gold was discovered in Georgia, prospectors began working in Alabama. They had a “Gold Rush” following the discovery of gold in 1830 in Chilton County along the Blue and Chestnut Creeks tributaries. Around 1830, discoveries were made, and thousands of miners worked for a decade. Then the California gold rush took the miners to …

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