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GOLD LOCATIONS IN ILLINOIS






All of the gold in Illinois came from glacial drift deposits that eroded into streams.

FORD COUNTY, ILLINOIS

By Scott Maxey

Payton resident Thomas O'Hara found gold ore on the Vermillion River near Whitesville.

JASPER COUNTY, ILLINOIS

By Scott Maxey

In the 1880's, gold was found near Rose Hill on a small creek flowing into the Embarrass River.

WABASH COUNTY, ILLINOIS

By Scott Maxey

Gold has been panned on a small creek running into the Wabash River close to Mount Carmel.

WABASH COUNTY, ILLINOIS

By Scott Maxey

Gold can be panned on Springerton Creek near Springerton,also gold can be recovered from nearby Skillet Creek as well.



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