Gold in Tennessee
June 2003 by Edgar B. Heylmun, PhDThe best known placer gold locality in Tennessee is the Coker Creek district, in the southeastern part of the state. The district lies within Cherokee National Forest and covers Coker Creek and its tributaries on the west side of the Smoky Mountains.
Four nuggets, ranging from one to four pennyweight, had been found originally. All four nuggets were found in a line about ten feet apart from each other.
“I heard him hollering down in the hole as soon as I got there,” he said. “I was just glad to see him alive.”
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
Our world of precious metals showed several conflicting trends. Gold fell sharply from last month’s highs to the area between 265 and 270 and then stabilized in that area.
Glynn Burkhardt, president of the Arizona Small Mine Operators Association, has a small mine outside of Tucson, Arizona. He recently received a visit from U.S. Department of Interior...
Most placer equipment is really made with gold in the 30 and larger mesh sizes in mind, though if carefully used can often get reasonable recovery down to the 50 mesh size.
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