Prospecting Places in Georgia
Last Post 18 May 2018 06:21 PM by Shawn Conway. 2 Replies.
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RANDALL BONDSUser is Offline
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03 Feb 2015 04:29 PM

    I am looking for places in North Georgia where you can find more than just a few flakes or flour gold. Does anyone know any places where I can find good gold and is free to prospectors like me? Thank you so much! - Randall

    PAUL STRAUBUser is Offline
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    03 Feb 2015 07:39 PM
    Hey Randall, Sorry to say that unless you know someone who can give you access to gold bearing property, there's not many places to go in NO GA. The only legal public places are the creeks around Lake Alatoona on Corp of engineers property (blankets creek, sixes creek,proctor creek, etc), and you cannot acccess them if you have to cross private property, and they are pan and shovel only.

    The National Forests in NO GA are listed on their website as legal to pan and shovel, but the problem with that is the GA Dept of Nat resources has designated them as trout streams, therefore putting them off limits. There are good places to go in the northeast corner from helen (owl creek, headwaters of the Chattahoochee, and other creeks in the area) up to clayton ( warwoman creek and sarah's creek and cold mine creek, and others) but you take the risk of being caught by GA DNR.

    Gold and Gem grubbin is the only pay to play there is,and they have gotten awfully expensive, they tripled their highbanking and dredging fees this year, $95 a day to highbank. You can join the WEGM (Weekend Gold Miners) they have 2 propertys around cleveland and aurora. It's about $100 to start and $20 a month with a yearly maint fee.

    I upgraded from GPAA to LDMA  to have access to 3 more properties here in the SE, I go to the Loud Mine Camp up near cleveland alot ( I can take quests if you'd like to check it out sometime)

    I am the outings coordinator of the NW GA chapter of the GPAA at Buchanan,GA we are the SGMA (Southern Gold Miners Assoc) heres the link to our website,http://www.sgma-gpaa.com We have a meeting at the Farm claim on the 2nd sat of the month from Mar-Nov, mining, meeting, pot luck dinner, and raffle. Come on down to our first meeting and compete in the annual speed panning contest, it's free to join and participate.     I live in East Point, if you'd like to join up sometime.    Paul

     

    AKA: Nodnor the Wise -- LDMA/GPAA Lifetime -- Member--Northwest GA Chapter GPAA -- SGMA -- Live long and prospect! -- Remember: Without tools, we're just animals in pants!!
    Shawn ConwayUser is Offline
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    18 May 2018 06:21 PM
    Sir I was reading this post and I am interested if possible to come out to Georgia to do some prospecting. My question though is can I dredge? I recently purchased a 4” and haven’t been able to find a place to put it in the water yet. I reside in St. Louis missouri and would like to plan a week trip. Having a hard time trying to get her in the water. Really want to take it somewhere where there is good gold. Not just flour gold. Sorry to ask but I’m trying to network and meet new people and places to visit. Looking to go end of June early July. Please let me know if you have any information or can point me in the right direction. Thank you sir for your time.
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