GRAVEL LAYER ON RIDGE QUESTION:

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Try to figure out what happened after the gravel was deposited. Rounded or not with the stones you may want to sample. This most likely happened before the rest of the geology was formed around it. There is no real answers until one figures out what happened after the deposit of stones was made. The events will tell a story on it's own.
 

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I gave my son the 5 acres that includes this and he has his house about 75% complete. The area is just above his back yard.
 

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It looks like the general consensus is that if the gravel is rounded it has more than likely been a stream in the past because you can pretty much follow along it by the rounded gravel at or near the surface.
 

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FOR GEOLOGISTS OR SEASONED PROSPECTORS: If you encounter a gravel layer on a ridge not near a current stream should we assume there was once a stream here or could it just have been a geological event sometime in the past that laid this layer down ??

It looks like the general consensus is that if the gravel is rounded it has more than likely been a stream in the past because you can pretty much follow along it by the rounded gravel at or near the surface.
Google tectonic history of north carolina.

Deposit is probably ancient streambed dating to before the creation of the mountain system it sits on.
 

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It looks like the general consensus is that if the gravel is rounded it has more than likely been a stream in the past because you can pretty much follow along it by the rounded gravel at or near the surface.
If the stones where angled and not rounded it should still be looked at because is could be from ice or some other event. It is likely old deposits.
 

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Mountains were shoved upwards. Some retain small portions of the alluvial gravel that was laying on the earths crust.
 

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If the stones where angled and not rounded it should still be looked at because is could be from ice or some other event. It is likely old deposits.
Great gold sometimes comes mixed in with softer semi angular rocks.
 

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Thanks to all of you for your knowledge and comments, it appears it was probably in fact an ancient stream sometime in the past.
 

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Could be an ancient Tertiary river system that are well known to have carried gold.Any fossils there?
No fossils, however have found European pottery which archaeologists indicate dated back to possibly as early as the 1700's and a Palmer clear quartz crystal arrowhead which I'm told dates back to 8500-9500 years ago.
 

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No fossils, however have found European pottery which archaeologists indicate dated back to possibly as early as the 1700's and a Palmer clear quartz crystal arrowhead which I'm told dates back to 8500-9500 years ago.
Can you post a picture of that arrowhead to the NA forum? I’d like to see it and hear some info on it.
 

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I gave my son the 5 acres that includes this and he has his house about 75% complete. The area is just above his back yard.
looks like power for a nice size trommel system isnt too far away, im just saying, LOL
 

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