Gold in Tallapoosa County Alabama

This “Devil’s Back-bone” ridge crosses the Tallapoosa river in Sec. 32, T 21, R.22, and preserving its general characteristics in a north-easterly course, crosses the Columbus and Western Railroad at Jackson’s Gap Station; and again crosses the Tallapoosa river near the northern borders of the Horse Shoen ;bend in which is locate the old battle ground where Gen. Jackson roiuthed the Indians.

Gold in Coosa County Alabama

Gold in Coosa County Alabama
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HILLABEE (IWANA) GREEN SCHIST BELT
A belt of light green colored, highly pyritiferous, altered eruptive rock occurs paralleling the “Talladega” slate proper of the Talladega Mountains, on the south-eastern edge; and apparently maintaining its continuity along the line of strike, from the Coosa River, near the mouth of Weogufka Creek, towards the north-east into Cleburne county. This rock is distinguishable from the “Talladega” slates by the large percentage of unaltered pyrites it carries, as well as by its massive structure, hardness and toughness. These last characteristics cause it to be very difficult to drill and blast; while the quantity of crystals of pyrites imbedded in it has proved in the past very attractive to prospectors for copper ore. Gold in Rockford Alabama

Between Higgins’ Ferry and Rockford, the county seat of Coosa County. one sees the same schists and slates as occur on the west stde of Coosa River, but the dip is steeper and the texture coarser.

Gold in Chilton County Alabama

Gold was originally found in Alabama in the 1830’s around Chilton County, west of the Coosa River along Chestnut Creek and Blue Creek. Until WWII, the total recorded gold production reached around 50,000 troy ounces. Most of Alabama’s gold can be found in and around an area called the “Piedmont Upland” which includes the counties of Chilton, Clay, Cleburn, Coosa, Randolph, Talladega, and Tallapoosa.

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Arbacoochee Alabama

Arbacoochee in Cleburne County, Alabama was the site where gold was first discovered in Alabamam in 1832. 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.

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Stewart Mine

Stewart Mine is a past producer vein deposit site in the Appalachian Highlands of Alabama. It is a small deposit, not considered to be of world-class significance. Gold deposits are documented at Stewart Mine. Gold is present at a grade sufficient to have a strong effect on the economics of an excavation project. It may even be viable as the only commodity mined.