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    Re: Gold panning streams in north georgia?

    Quote Originally Posted by Number9
    Is Billy still doing dishes in Clayton?
    The last time I saw him he was.
    LMAO

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    Re: Gold panning streams in north georgia?

    Quote Originally Posted by hombre_de_plata_flaco
    The moniker translates to "Skinny Silver Man". You should learn to speak Mexican instead of Spanish - it's much more practical.
    Hombre, Muchas gracias, mi amigo. Number9...a little trivia... The Horace Greely quote,"Go west, young man, go west", is a reference to NC gold. My 2 cents... TTC
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    Re: Gold panning streams in north georgia?

    Quote Originally Posted by TerryC
    Quote Originally Posted by hombre_de_plata_flaco
    The moniker translates to "Skinny Silver Man". You should learn to speak Mexican instead of Spanish - it's much more practical.
    Hombre, Muchas gracias, mi amigo. Number9...a little trivia... The Horace Greely quote,"Go west, young man, go west", is a reference to NC gold. My 2 cents... TTC
    Thanks for the tip.

    I have actually wanted to try out panning here before, but all my life growing up in this area (15 miles SW of Duke's Creek and The Dahlonega Mint, and 20 miles NE of the Templeton Reid Mint) I was always told the Gold was pretty much mined out here. If you look at a placer map of GA, I live right on top of "Gold Belt" that runs through the state. I saw a guy on here find a nugget near the foothills of the Appalachians near the Alabama line and it just blew my mind.

    Would I really need to go to North Carolina if I supposedly live on top of the stuff? I am very familiar with the far-west corner of the state - Highlands and Cashiers area - AKA: Jackson and Macon Counties.
    LMAO

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    Re: Gold panning streams in north georgia?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNewCatfish
    I wouldn't be surprised to hear alot of people have been found dead within two or three miles of rescue.
    People die all the time up there in Tallulah Gorge. For those of you who don't know, this gorge is known as "The Grand Canyon of The East". It's massive with big cliffs. Tourists usually just start trotting down there, slip - then it's time for some major hurtin'.

    It's where parts of 'Deliverance' were filmed lol!

    Before they dammed it up, the amount of water flowing through this place literally SHOOK THE EARTH.



    The Tallulah Gorge is a gorge that is formed by the Tallulah River cutting through the Tallulah Dome rock formation. The gorge is approximately 2 miles (3 km) long and features rocky cliffs up to 1,000 feet (300 m) high. Through it, a series of falls known as Tallulah Falls, drop a total of 150 metres (490 ft) in one mile (1.6 km). Tallulah Falls is actually composed of six separate falls: l'Eau d'Or 46 ft (14 m), Tempesta 76 ft (23 m), Hurricane the tallest at 96 feet (29 m), Oceana 50 ft (15 m), the smooth "sliding rock" at Bridal Veil 17 ft (5.2 m) and Lovers Leap 16 ft (4.9 m). The Tallulah Gorge is located next to the town of Tallulah Falls, Georgia. Tallulah Gorge State Park protects much of the gorge and its waterfalls. The gorge is considered to be one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Georgia.

    Just above the falls is Tallulah Falls Lake, created in 1913 by a hydroelectric dam built by Georgia Railway and Power (now Georgia Power) in order to run Atlanta's streetcars. The dam still collects and redirects most of the water via a 6,666-foot (2,032 m) tunnel sluice or penstock (pipe) around the falls to an electricity generation station downstream that is 608 feet (185 m) lower than the lake, except for a few days each year. The days when water is released are very popular for recreation, such as kayaking and whitewater rafting.

    Since the early 19th century, Tallulah Gorge and its waterfalls have been a tourist attraction. In 1882, Tallulah Falls Railway was built, increasing the accessibility of the area to tourists from Atlanta and south Georgia, and the gorge became North Georgia's first tourist attraction. Resort hotels and bars sprung up to serve the tourist trade, which, after the addition of the railway, swelled to as many as 2,000 people on Sunday alone. In 1883, tightrope walker Professor Bachman crossed the gorge as part of publicity stunt for one hotel. On July 18, 1970, Karl Wallenda became the second man to trot across the gorge on a tightrope.

    In the 1910s, Georgia Railway and Power began building dams on the river. The town of Burton, Georgia was purchased and flooded as Lake Burton in 1919. Many area residents opposed the dams, including the widow of Confederate general James Longstreet, Helen Dortch Longstreet, who led a campaign in 1911 to have Tallulah Gorge protected by the state. The Georgia Assembly was unable to raise the $1 million required to purchase the gorge. Although her campaign was not successful, it was one of the first conservation movements in Georgia. When the dam was completed in 1913, the roar of the Tallulah Falls (the roar could be heard for miles from the gorge) was quieted, and tourism dwindled. It was not until 1993 that the Tallulah Gorge State Park was created by Georgia governor Zell Miller in cooperation with Georgia Power.

    Although tourism promoters in the late 19th century described the word Tallulah as meaning "loud waters" in Cherokee, it actually has no meaning in that language. The most likely source of the word is from the Cherokee Indians who inhabited the area. The word word tallulah actually means "the terrible" or from the Choctaw Indians, it means "leaping water."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tallulah_Gorge
    LMAO

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    Re: Gold panning streams in north georgia?


    "I was always told the Gold was pretty much mined out here."

    Sure, the old miners did remove large amounts of gold... but they didn't get it all for several reasons.
    The methods they used wasn't the most efficient, many long-tom sluice wasn't cleaned out for a day or two.
    You can bet they didn't recover much flour gold!
    Most of the Southern Appalachian Mountains didn't have the cover they do today and erosion control wasn't even a thought.
    Don't you know a lot of gold was washed into the creeks over the years after they dug around?
    The larger mining companies didn't work the areas that didn't have enough water supply to run their equipment...
    and like today, they thought moving the largest amount of material, to gain the highest percentage of gold, in the shortest time possible, was the only way to mine gold. And most of the gold in the material wasn't recovered.

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    Re: Gold panning streams in north georgia?

    Quote Originally Posted by Number9
    I saw this dude ^ on YouTube in a North Georgia Gold Panning Video.
    LMAO

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    Re: Gold panning streams in north georgia?

    To Hombre de plata, sorry if that's not right. I live near Tallulah gorge and it's a state park now and you can't get close to edge unless against a fence. The state did a pretty good job, it's beautiful there.
    Remember the Lek Wallesah or however you spell it,,, high wire walk across the gorge?

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    Re: Gold panning streams in north georgia?

    Check out www.iowagold.com and scroll down to "where to find gold in your state" and start looking.

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    Oct 2012
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    I live in ellijay ga and go out looking for gold from time to time, I have a friend that lives in suches, ga. Let me know if anyone wants to go and search in my area.

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    Oct 2012
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    I live in Ellijay, GA and would like know to know if anyone would like to go prospecting in my surrounding area. Send me a message. mark

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    Up arouond Dahlonega is the best. I have panned the Chestatee river and Duke's Creek is one of the best places as well as the Etowah River.

  12. #27

    Oct 2012
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    Like to catch trout there certain times of the year, never searched for gold there. I know a good spot to get a lot here but need better equipment

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    you guys can get help from hare..
    Gold Prospecting and Gold Panning How-To

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    Where you really want to look is in the Dawsonville / Dahlonega area---- While I am more into treasure seaches and early gold rush pieces , There is a spot near Auraria that still produces --- I work around the stream alot , open access - and have never seen anyone panning although another MD guy I see at times there said he picked up a nugget when digging a hit on the river bank for some old coins ---- PM me if you want to know more , Here is a link for some of the possible sites --------------------------http://www.iowagold.com/WHERE_TO_FIND_GOLD_USA_PAGES/georgia_gold.htm
    Last edited by Citiboy289; Oct 25, 2012 at 09:45 PM. Reason: Link added

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    Quote Originally Posted by marktp
    I live in Ellijay, GA and would like know to know if anyone would like to go prospecting in my surrounding area. Send me a message. mark
    Mark I live in middle Georgia. Myself and a friend are getting into gold panning and are very interested in it. Can you tell us what we need to do or point us in the right direction?

 

 
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