HONEYCUTT’S MILL PLACER

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SKETCH MAP OF THE ALABAMA CRYSTALLINE SCHISTS to illustrate Preliminary Report on the GOLD REGION OF ALABAMA

HONEYCUTT’S MILL PLACER

13 miles West of Clanton on Mulberry Creek Tributary. Along the little branches that make into the creek, out of 30 pans, 25 had gold. The gold is held in a mottled red and white clay, sandy and carrying angular fragments of quartz. This clay is under laid by a stiff white clay devoid of gold. Over laid by 4-6ft of soil & red clay, free of gold. The thickness of the gold-bearing stratum is from 1-2ft. No gold has been found in the soft slates which are free of gravel. The quartz seams themselves, show free gold in the pan now and then. The clays resulting from the decomposition of the slates are of two sorts, a soft-smooth clay with no gravel and no gold, and a sandy, gravelly clay with many angular pieces of quartz and half decomposed pyrite, carrying fine gold. Pyritous Quartz Seams are the origin of gold here. Gold is to be found in every little branch running into Mulberry Creek.

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