Gold in Coosa County Alabama
Gold Ridge Mine
AREA WAS PROSPECTED FOR GOLD AND COPPER IN 1855, AND FOR COPPER AND GRAPHITE IN 1872 AND 1873. ; ECON.COM: ONE SAMPLE FROM A 4 FT. VEIN PRODUCED 0.15 OUNCE OF GOLD
Hatchet Creek Placer
Placer gold has been found at Hatchett Creek and Weogufka Creek and the Gold Ridge Mine produced lode gold.
Widely scattered findings are reported along Weogufka Creek, Hatchett Creek and Rockford Placers. Along Weogufka Creek is where the Weogufka Creek Placer and is said to contain pans that run 4-20 colors a pan. At Alum Bluff, near mouth of Hatchett Creek, the Hatchett Creek Placer Mine, gravels were rich enough to have kept 50 men working in 1840, the source of gold was probably in nearby quartz vein carrying decomposed pyrite.
Along Gin House Branch and Carrol and Pole branches was the location of the Rockford Placer which was productive in early years.