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Chulafinnee Alabama

Chulafinnee was a gold mining town about 12 miles south of Heflin, AL. During the boom years, it was about half the size of Arbacoochee, but had more brick buildings.
The mine filed was destroyed by one of the King brothers that were prospectors in the area.
The town was still listed on the state maps as late as 1878.

Louina Alabama Ghost Town in Randolph County Alabama

Louina Alabama

Louina Alabama was settled by the Indians, pushed to Alabama by the white settlers from the overcrowded east in the 1830s. Louina’s trading post quickly became the metropolis of its day with the area producing quantities of gold. Today Louina is a ghost town.

Alabama Gold

Arbacoochee Alabama

Arbacoochee was located near the present CR-42 between SH 46 & SH 9, nine miles southeast of Heflin, Alabama.This was a gold-mining town that was established in the mid 1830s. By 1845 the population had grown to around 5,000 people, with most of the residents living in either tents or shacks.

Paintrock Alabama early 20th Century

Yuchi Gold Of Paint Rock Alabama

One of Alabama’s most famous lost gold stories is the Yuchi Gold of Paint Rock Valley.

Legend says that somewhere just southeast of Huntsville, Alabama there is a fortune in gold hidden in a cave. According to the legend, the cave has gold ingots stacked within. This Alabama Treasure Legend speculates that the gold came from Spanish soldiers who were killed near Tuscaloosa Alabama by the Yuchi tribe around 1699.

GOLD IN ALABAMA

Significant amounts of gold have come from Alabama, making it one of the better gold producing states east of the Mississippi River. Gold has been found in both lode and placer deposits. Gold has been found throughout Talladega, Tallapoosa, Chambers, Coosa, Clay, Chilton, Elmore, Cleburne, and Randolph Counties.

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GOLD IN ALABAMA

Gold deposits have been found in Cleburne, Tallapoosa, Clay and Randolph Counties. Cleburne and Tallapoosa Counties produced more than 20,000 ounces of gold during the heydays of gold prospecting in Alabama.
Gold found in Alabama comes from lode and placer sources with the mines at Hog Mountain and Hillabee mine

Chilton County Alabama Map

Chilton County Alabama Gold Mines

Chilton County Alabama Gold Mines

‘William Howard Prospect’ in Chilton, AL, Gold Prospect

‘Rocky Creek Placer’ in Chilton, AL, Gold Placer

‘Alum Bluff Prospect’ in Chilton, AL, Gold Prospect

‘Rippatoe Mine and Placer’ in Chilton, AL, Gold Vein

‘Flint Hill Mine’ in Chilton, AL, Gold Past Producer

‘B.T. Childer’s Prospect’ in Chilton, AL, Gold Occurrence

‘Alum Bluff Mines’ in Chilton, AL, Gold Vein

‘Flint Hill Mine’ in Chilton, AL, Gold Vein

‘William Howard Property’ in Chilton, AL, Gold Occurrence

‘Rocky Creek Placer’ in Chilton, AL, Gold Past Producer

Franklin Jemison 32.89725 -86.83039 S Surface N/A
Honeycutt’s Mill Placer 32.88833 -86.79028 S N/A N/A
Mulberry Creek Placer 32.88861 -86.79 S N/A N/A
Rocky Creek Placer(1) 32.76888 -86.50694 S N/A N/A
Rocky Creek Placer(2) 32.77115 -86.5014 N/A N/A N/A
Rocky Creek Placer Mine 32.77027 -86.5 S N/A N/A
Unnamed Prospect 32.75638 -86.5 N/A Occurrence N/A
William Howard Property 32.76472 -86.48889 N/A Occurrence N/A
Rippatoe Mine & Placer 32.79805 -86.53333 S N/A Vein N/A
William Howard Prospect 32.80025 -86.5019 N/A Prospect N/A
Rippatoe Placer 32.79416 -86.48056 S N/A N/A