Did you know the phrase "there be gold in them thar hills" originated in Georgia, not California? The first gold rush was not in the west, it was right here in Georgia in 1828. There was so much gold mined here that a US mint was temporarily located in the North Georgia town of Dahlonega to handle the load. Panning for gold is still possible today in the streams and creeks of north GA. You won't get rich on the findings, but you will have a great time...try it, it's fun!
|Gold Panning at Consolidated Gold Mines - Dahlonega, GA|
You can also search for gold at one of the many commercial sites offering buckets of river mud, ready for you to search for gold and other gemstones.
I just love the Mountains!
Lori in Blue Ridge, GA