Cleburne County Alabama Gold Mines

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Cleburne County Alabama Gold Mines

 

Arbacoochee Mining District

Anna Howe Mine

33.5901°N 85.4792°W

The Anna Howe Mine is near Heflin, Alabama. Historically the site has been associated with the Arbacooche Mining District which is now part of the Talladega National Forest. The Anna Howe Mine was closed at the time of data entry with no known plans to re-open. Production size when active was considered to be small. Mine operations consist of underground workings. There is one known shaft. Subsurface depth reaches a maximum of 30 meters (100 feet). The ore mined is composed of pyrite and gold with waste material consisting primarily of quartz. The ore body is linear in form of unknown dimensions. The host rock in this area is phyllite from the Lopingian epoch 259.80 to 252.17 million years ago. The Piedmont Upland of the Appalachian Highlands characterize the geomorphology of the surrounding area.

Arabacoochee Placer

33.5723°N 85.5249°W

The Arbacoochee Placer Mines are near Heflin, Alabama. Historically the area has been associated with the Arbacooche Mining District which is now part of the Talladega National Forest. The Arbacoochee Placer Mines was closed at the time of data entry with no known plans to re-open. Production size when active was considered to be small. The Piedmont Upland of the Appalachian Highlands characterize the geomorphology of the surrounding area.

Arbacoochee Mine

33.5773°N 85.5180°W

The Section 5-Arbacoochee Mine is near Heflin, Alabama. Historically the site has been associated with the Arbacooche Mining District which is now part of the Talladega National Forest. The Section 5-Arbacoochee Mine was closed at the time of data entry with no known plans to re-open. Production size when active was considered to be small. The ore mined is composed of gold. The ore body is described as tabular shaped of unknown dimensions. Associated rock in this area is volcanic ash from the Upper Cretaceous epoch 100.50 to 66.00 million years ago. The Piedmont Upland of the Appalachian Highlands characterize the geomorphology of the surrounding area.

Ayers Prospect

Ballinger Prospect

33.0746°N 85.3509°W

The Ballinger Gold Prospect is near Stroud, Alabama. Historically the site has been part of the Arbacooche Mining District. The ore mined is composed of gold. The mineralization at this location is from the Lopingian epoch 259.80 to 252.17 million years ago. The Piedmont Upland of the Appalachian Highlands characterize the geomorphology of the surrounding area.

Carr Creek Placer

33°31’57.4″N 85°39’29.5″W

The Carr Creek Placer is in Hollis Crossroads, Alabama. Historically the site has been associated with the Chulafinnee Mining District which is now part of the Talladega National Forest. The Carr Creek Placer was closed at the time of data entry with no known plans to re-open. Production size when active was considered to be small. The ore mined is composed of gold with waste material consisting primarily of quartz. The ore body is described as tabular shaped of unknown dimensions. The host rock in this area is sand & gravel. The Piedmont Upland of the Appalachian Highlands characterize the geomorphology of the surrounding area.

Clear Creek Lode and Placer

33.5616°N 85.5256°W

The Clear Creek Lode And Placer is near Hollis Crossroads, Alabama. Historically the site has been associated with the Arbacooche Mining District which is now part of the Talladega National Forest. The Clear Creek Lode And Placer was closed at the time of data entry with no known plans to re-open. Past operations took place from 1845 to 1907. Production size when active was considered to be small. The ore mined is composed of gold with waste material consisting primarily of quartz. The ore body is linear in form reaching 1,609.30 meters (5,279.86 feet) long and 0.15 meters (0.49 feet) thick. The host rock in this area is gravel from the Holocene epoch 11,784 years ago to present. The Piedmont Upland of the Appalachian Highlands characterize the geomorphology of the surrounding area.

Creamer Mine (Reeves Shaft)

33.5784°N 85.5184°W

The Creamer Gold Mine is near Heflin, Alabama. Historically the site has been associated with the Arbacooche Mining District which is now part of the Talladega National Forest. The Creamer Gold Mine is a underground mining operation. The ore mined is composed of gold. Associated rock in this area is volcanic ash from the Upper Cretaceous epoch 100.50 to 66.00 million years ago. The Piedmont Upland of the Appalachian Highlands characterize the geomorphology of the surrounding area.

Crown Point Property Prospect

Crumpton Prospect

Crutchfield Mine

Denson Prospect

Eckles Mine

Golden Eagle Mine (Price Mine)

33.5457°N 85.5091°W

The Golden Eagle Mine is near Hollis Crossroads, Alabama. Historically the site has been part of the Arbacooche Mining District. The Golden Eagle Mine was closed at the time of data entry with no known plans to re-open. Production size when active was considered to be small. The ore mined is composed of gold with waste material consisting primarily of quartz. The ore body extends 3 meters (10 feet) thick 22 meters (75 feet) below the surface. The host rock in this area is mica schist from the Lopingian epoch 259.80 to 252.17 million years ago. The Piedmont Upland of the Appalachian Highlands characterize the geomorphology of the surrounding area.

Head Mine

Hicks-Wise Mine

Johnson prospect (Walker prospect)

Lee Mine

Lucky Joe Mine (Moss-Back Mine)

33.5126°N 85.4416°W

The Lucky Joe Mine is near Ranburne, Alabama. Historically the site has been part of the Arbacooche Mining District. The Lucky Joe Mine was closed at the time of data entry with no known plans to re-open. Production size when active was considered to be small. The Piedmont Upland of the Appalachian Highlands characterize the geomorphology of the surrounding area.

Marble Pit Mine

33.5683°N 85.5331°W

The Marble Pit is near Heflin, Alabama. Historically the site has been associated with the Arbacooche Mining District which is now part of the Talladega National Forest. The Marble Pit was closed at the time of data entry with no known plans to re-open. Production size when active was considered to be small. The ore mined is composed of gold with waste material consisting primarily of quartz. The ore body is linear in form of unknown dimensions. The host rock in this area is mica schist from the Lopingian epoch 259.80 to 252.17 million years ago. The Piedmont Upland of the Appalachian Highlands characterize the geomorphology of the surrounding area.

Miller Prospect

Pritchet Mine (Pritchard Mine; Moss-Back Mine)

Section 5 – Arbacoochee Mine

Sutherland Mine

Bennifield Prospect

Middlebrook Mine

Unnamed Gold Prospect (MRDS – 10081348)

Unnamed Gold Prospect (MRDS – 10081349)

Unnamed Gold Prospect (MRDS – 10081350)

Valdor Prospect

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