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

Wedowee-Alabama

Wedowee Alabama

Wedowee Alabama is a small town, population 818, located in east-central Alabama and is the county seat of Randolph County,