gold deposit maps in the state of georgia 2 free old maps * dated 1882 and 1909

SPARKEY

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in the "georgia virtual vault" archives there is are 2 old state of georgia -- gold deposit maps. that clearly show the gold bearing areas in georgia . :wink:

how to find and get em --
type in --"georgia virtual vault" -- do search -- click on link that comes up --when "home page" comes up -- look on left hand side find --"historic maps" --click on it -- then click on-- "browse historic maps" -- once it comes up --look on page #2 --maps #33 and #39 --- click on these maps--they can be zoomed in on to see exactly the areas that interest you -- and by using the "print screen" button you can make your own "free maps"--good luck --Ivan

Thanks for the info but I'm not sure if I'm doing this right? # 32 and #39 aren't showing me the same date's your referring to. It has an older date? By the way I'm new at this and was wandering if you could tell me how to find it in my area. I'm trying to find hunting ground in Northwest Ga near the Lookout Mountain and Walker County area's.
 

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Excellent information!
 
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My first post here so I hope this helps someone.

Here's a alternative for those of you who are not faint of heart with regards to technology.:laughing7: I loved the way that you can zoom in on the detail of the map but when you go to 100%, the thing is so small that you don't have a very large area. Being the computer nerd that I am, I was sure that there was a way to get a larger map without losing the great detail.

Also, print screen is good but saving a detailed image is better. So, early this morning the dog wanted to go out and I decided to give something a try and was successful being able to save down a 100% zoomed in version of the map at around a size of 2 meg. This gave me a version of the map that covers the better part of 8 counties and that I can zoom in to full detail. Results... something that you could crop with an image tool, print and take with you that will cover the full county in vivid detail. In fact, three images could be "stitched" together to form a detailed version of the top 1/4 of the state... the main gold belt in GA.

Here's the technique... again, not for the faint of heart (and I'm using a Windows computer)!

Using the FireFox browser, load the "FireBug" addin. (not going to detail how here).
Once you have it loaded, bring up the map for the Georgia Virtual Vault (should work on any map).
Click on the map.
Click the FireBug icon (should be in the upper right part of the menu/tool bar). This should open a pane at the bottom of your screen that will have some HTML for the map's image tag (<img) highlighted. This is the commands that controls the size and detail perspective that the image is displayed in your browser window. The interesting thing is that you can click on specific parts of this image tag, change it and it will change the look of the map that is loaded. Looking at the settings that are currently displayed for my browser, I see the following values:

DMSCALE=100.00000 DMWIDTH=600 DMHEIGHT=600 DMX=9419 DMY=3074 (removed & for readibility)

DMSCALE is the % view that will be shown... 100.00000 is full detail that the web page will give you in normal use (but I was able to get it to take larger numbers).
DMWIDTH is the image width in pixels
DMHEIGHT is the image height in pixels
DMX is the starting X coordinate of the image (left/right)
DMY is the starting Y coordinate of the image (up/down)

In order to get a very large detail image loaded to your screen you need to change the DMWIDTH and DMHEIGHT to make the image large, set the DMSCALE to 100, and position your starting point to wherever you want the top left part of the image to be. When you type the changes to these values (between the = and &) the browser will request that the Virtual Vault site send you an image according to what you've ask for. Here's what I changed mine to for one of the ones that I saved:

DMSCALE=200.00000 DMWIDTH=15000 DMHEIGHT=150000 DMX=3979 DMY=5890 (again & removed between each for readability)

Once you're able to play around with this and get it working, you then want to use an alternate to the screen print suggestion (which is typically a good way to go as well).

Saving the image: Right click the new super-sized image and click the "Save Image As" from the popup. Provide a disk location and click Save. This should save the new image in a large format. Then open the folder where you saved it and open it with your favorite image tool (I was just using Windows Picture Viewer) and you can zoom in to where you want and have the detail that you need.

Hope this helps someone in their quest for treasure! If so, PM me and lets get together in GA or post a reply if you see anything that I need to edit.
 
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JayInGA

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My first post here so I hope this helps someone.

Here's a alternative for those of you who are not faint of heart with regards to technology.:laughing7: I loved the way that you can zoom in on the detail of the map but when you go to 100%, the thing is so small that you don't have a very large area. Being the computer nerd that I am, I was sure that there was a way to get a larger map without losing the great detail.

Also, print screen is good but saving a detailed image is better. So, early this morning the dog wanted to go out and I decided to give something a try and was successful being able to save down a 100% zoomed in version of the map at around a size of 2 meg. This gave me a version of the map that covers the better part of 8 counties and that I can zoom in to full detail. Results... something that you could crop with an image tool, print and take with you that will cover the full county in vivid detail. In fact, three images could be "stitched" together to form a detailed version of the top 1/4 of the state... the main gold belt in GA.

Here's the technique... again, not for the faint of heart (and I'm using a Windows computer)!

Using the FireFox browser, load the "FireBug" addin. (not going to detail how here).
Once you have it loaded, bring up the map for the Georgia Virtual Vault (should work on any map).
Click on the map.
Click the FireBug icon (should be in the upper right part of the menu/tool bar). This should open a pane at the bottom of your screen that will have some HTML for the map's image tag (<img) highlighted. This is the commands that controls the size and detail perspective that the image is displayed in your browser window. The interesting thing is that you can click on specific parts of this image tag, change it and it will change the look of the map that is loaded. Looking at the settings that are currently displayed for my browser, I see the following values:

DMSCALE=100.00000 DMWIDTH=600 DMHEIGHT=600 DMX=9419 DMY=3074 (removed & for readibility)

DMSCALE is the % view that will be shown... 100.00000 is full detail that the web page will give you in normal use (but I was able to get it to take larger numbers).
DMWIDTH is the image width in pixels
DMHEIGHT is the image height in pixels
DMX is the starting X coordinate of the image (left/right)
DMY is the starting Y coordinate of the image (up/down)

In order to get a very large detail image loaded to your screen you need to change the DMWIDTH and DMHEIGHT to make the image large, set the DMSCALE to 100, and position your starting point to wherever you want the top left part of the image to be. When you type the changes to these values (between the = and &) the browser will request that the Virtual Vault site send you an image according to what you've ask for. Here's what I changed mine to for one of the ones that I saved:

DMSCALE=200.00000 DMWIDTH=15000 DMHEIGHT=150000 DMX=3979 DMY=5890 (again & removed between each for readability)

Once you're able to play around with this and get it working, you then want to use an alternate to the screen print suggestion (which is typically a good way to go as well).

Saving the image: Right click the new super-sized image and click the "Save Image As" from the popup. Provide a disk location and click Save. This should save the new image in a large format. Then open the folder where you saved it and open it with your favorite image tool (I was just using Windows Picture Viewer) and you can zoom in to where you want and have the detail that you need.

Hope this helps someone in their quest for treasure! If so, PM me and lets get together in GA or post a reply if you see anything that I need to edit.

Awesome! That works with any map found?
 

cjg1

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Hi Ivan. Thanks for sharing. I am a newbie..today actually. Excuse my ignorance but I am not really sure what exactly I am looking for or at when looking at the map. How do I tell what area the gold deposits are in? We live in Paulding County. Thanks again!!
 

asand211

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What a great site....thanks for posting

I have gotten into metal detecting as a hobby for my two young daughters and I. We live in Bremen, GA next to Turner's Mountain and there are several old mines on the west side of the mountain but I have no idea what was mined there. I've tried to research with no luck. Thanks again.


in the "georgia virtual vault" archives there is are 2 old state of georgia -- gold deposit maps. that clearly show the gold bearing areas in georgia . :wink:

how to find and get em --
type in --"georgia virtual vault" -- do search -- click on link that comes up --when "home page" comes up -- look on left hand side find --"historic maps" --click on it -- then click on-- "browse historic maps" -- once it comes up --look on page #2 --maps #33 and #39 --- click on these maps--they can be zoomed in on to see exactly the areas that interest you -- and by using the "print screen" button you can make your own "free maps"--good luck --Ivan
 

goen 4 gold

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thanks, i havent had a chance to look at them yet, but im near dahlonega, so i know they will come in helpful!
 

ride

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yesterday I went up to dahlonega and found out can't metal detect there .If they find a metal detector in ur truck they will take it away from you
 

goen 4 gold

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yeah ride, ya gotta get permission on private property to detect, county parks are ok but not city.
 

goen 4 gold

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a lot of campgrounds allow it too, for a daily fee.
 

ride

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ahh I didn't know about campgrounds that's an idea .finding an old old campground might be a good place to hunt
 

Oldyoungtimer

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Thanks Ivan! I have done a TON of research on gold prospecting the north east GA mountains and this is my best nugget of info! Thanks again and if anyone has info on prospecting Rabun county I would appreciate it greatly!
 

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