Metal Detecting In Alabama

Metal Detecting In Alabama

Digital Alabama Guide to
Metal Detecting In Alabama
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Gold-Mining-In-Alabama

GOLD IN ALABAMA

Gold in Alabama
Gold is found primarily in the gold belt of Alabama which covers an area 60 miles wide and 100 miles long. Alabama Gold has been mined from both placer and lode sources. The gold belt enters and trends the northeastern part of the state coming from the border with Georgia towards an area in central Alabama, known as the Piedmont Uplift,  fairly extensive and is approximately 100 miles long by 50-60 miles wide. But the foremost strike of gold occurred in 1830 along the tributaries of Blue and Chestnut Creeks in Chilton County. This discovery made Alabama one of the prolific gold-producing states east of the Mississippi River, with almost 80,000 ounces of gold from 1830 to 1990.