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New Gold Found in the Etowah River

Etowah River in Canton, Georgia

There is a long history of gold being found in my home state of Georgia. A lot of that history can be traced back on the Etowah River; which runs through several Georgia counties. One of those Counties is Cherokee County. There you will find the city of Canton, Georgia.

While there may not be a lot of public stories about gold being found in the Etowah River in Canton, it is certainly there. As of this month, there was some new gold that was found in this river, which runs right through the middle of Cherokee County in North Georgia. Its not enough gold that could fill up gold pans to the rim, but any new gold being found today is worthy of being documented. Due to the soaring prices of gold. Do you know what an ounce of gold is worth today? Many people out of the loop might make a guess around 700 or 800 dollars an ounce. While this would be a good guess, the value of gold is much more than this.

This is a live gold widget; which updates automatically to the rising gold prices. Another thing about gold; which everyone might not know about, is the fact that all gold is the same. Well there are different levels of the pureness of gold, but for the most part, gold is gold. The gold found in Canton, Georgia is the same as the California 49ers were finding during the California Gold Rush days and also the same gold the 33 trapped miners in Chile were searching for.

A new online friend of mine from Orlando, Florida was recently up in North Georgia searching for some of this new Georgia gold. He made the decision to take a historic route and a modern day one, so he could see which one worked the best. He began looking for gold in Duke’s Creek, located in White County, where it may have been the first place gold was ever discovered in Georgia. After that, he brought his gold pan down to the Etowah River in Canton and collected a few samples there. He believes he did find some gold dust in Canton and didn’t seem as happy with his trip to Duke’s Creek. However, how many gold prospectors are going to tell us about the big strike, if they did stumble across a big 1 ounce gold nugget? You just never know what might be out there. To know the full-truth sometimes, you just have to get out there and do the prospecting for yourself.

I would like to thank Dave from Orlando, who did share his gold prospecting adventure with me and for providing me the photo on this blog post; which shows a section of the Etowah River flowing through Canton, GA. If you plan to go on a gold prospecting adventure in North Georgia or in Canton, please be sure to let me know about it. If you have searched for gold in Canton or other nearby areas in recent years, I would like to hear these stories too. I want to start a gold family tree or a documented history of the new gold being looked for or found in this area. If your gold stories along the Etowah River help me to discover the main source for all of these smaller gold flakes, I will be sure to include you, in any big findings I discover personally. The gold is out there, it’s just a matter of time, before some lucky prospector puts their shovel on the right spot of dirt, in the hills of Canton, Georgia. And what a fine afternoon day that will be!

Author Chris Padgett (best way to contact me is by replying here)

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