Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Finding Gold In Connecticut

Gold prospecting in Connecticut has a small amount of placer gold, and To finding gold in connecticut can be done in river stream. As is the case in many other New England states, Connecticut does have gold from Alluvial placers,  those formed in river or stream sediments. 

Alluvial Gold: This is the gold that is deposited through the movement of water. Generally speaking, large deposits of gold are part of the Earth and were put in place many millions of years ago. Over time, these gold deposits were exposed to erosion that led to them being broken up and washed downstream in rivers, creeks and the like. Because gold is far heavier than typical rocks or gravel, it settled in small amounts spread out down the water flow.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Gold Prospecting In Alabama

After gold was discovered in Georgia prospectors began working in Alabama and had a "Gold Rush" following the discovery of gold in 1830 in Chilton County and The first major strike occurred in 1830 at Blue and Chestnut Creeks. From 1830 until about 1990, Gold in Alabama produced nearly 80,000 ounces of gold. The gold prospecting in alabama most important found at Cleburne, Tallapoosa, Clay and Randolph Counties. Only Cleburne and Tallapoosa Counties produced more than 20,000 ounces of gold. Gold has been found in both lode and placer deposits, with the majority coming from area in the east central part of the state up next to the Georgia border.

Gold in Alabama has been found throughout Talladega, Tallapoosa, Chambers, Coosa, Clay, Chilton, Elmore, Cleburne, and Randolph Counties. In Talladega County, the Riddle and Story Mines both produced lode gold, with placers found in Talladega Creek.