Woodlawn In the Woodlawn area, you can find exposures of cellular quartz veins that contain gold. Look for hornblende-mica schists deposits to find gold with pyrite. Gold can be panned in Crooked Creek, near Woodlawn.
Virginia was one of the first gold producing states. the earliest printed reference to gold was when Thomas Jefferson reported on a 4 pound rock that contained 17 dwt. of gold. The rock was found on the north side of the Rappahannock River about 4 miles below the falls. Most of the gold bearing area …