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
Digital Alabama Guide to
Metal Detecting In Alabama
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