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GOLD LOCATIONS IN INDIANA






Gold occurrences in Indiana are due to the Pleistocene glacial movements, which deposited gold in varying amount in the glacial morains from unkown source in Canada. No natural veins bearing gold or natural placer are in Indiana. Still, gold panning of many of the glacer deposits in the streams produce small amounts of gold.


BROWN COUNTY, INDIANA

by Tom Ashworth

LOCATION

COUNTY: Brown County


STATE: Indiana


ABOUT BROWN COUNTY

In all glacier drifts throughout the county you can find placer gold with an occasional diamond.

Greenhorn Creek

Greenhorn Creek is said to carry gold bearing sand.

Salt Creek

Reported By: Gregg Larrison

Flour to coarse, some pickers and an occasional nugget has been found by me and others. The gold is in gravel bars and also in the gravels directly above the shale bedrock. Pickers and small nuggets are found in the cracks and crevices in the bedrock.Also their are garnets, fossils and the occasional diamond. Finding gold in Indiana requires a lot of patience, but the gold is there! Indiana gold is heavy and very bright.

MONROE COUNTY INDIANA

LOCATION

COUNTY: Monroe County


STATE: Indiana



Monroe County

by Andrew Clark

I recommend the book "Gold & Diamonds in Indiana" from the Department of Geology in Bloomington. It cost only $2.00 and gives stream locations in Morgan and Monroe counties. This book is highly recommended for Indiana gold seekers.

Gold Creek

Contains placer gold.

Indian Creek

Contains Placer gold.

Sycamore Creek

Contains placer gold.

MORGAN COUNTY, INDIANA

by Tom Ashworth

LOCATION

COUNTY: Morgan County


STATE: Indiana


ABOUT MORGAN COUNTY

All regional stream and creek gravels and all glacial drifts contain panning gold.

Gold Creek

Along Gold Creek in the gravel bars you can find gold, diamonds, zircons, sapphires and rubies.

Greenhorn Creek

Along Greenhorn Creek, near Wilbur, you can find gold in the creek gravels. All of the other streams near Wilbur also have gold.

Highland Creek

Highland Creek is located 7 miles north by northwest of Martinsville in Johnson County and I am told that the gravel deposits and stream sandbars have gold that can be obtained by panning. Also diamonds have been found

Sycamore Creek

Reported By: Clark Wockner

I have found gold there each time I have went prospecting. The gold is very fine and the best comes out of the gravel in the banks. The bed rock is Shale and is worn smooth so It doesn't hold the gold well. It is a good way to spend an afternoon but you won't get rich.Their are many creeks in Northern Indiana that have fine gold in them. Most do not have good bed rock. The gold is best found in the gravel in the banks. Most of the gravel in the banks has been there for 10 thousand years since the last Glacial period. Many times it is laying on a clay layer or on slick shale. Any place that has gravel will have some gold.

Monroe County

by Andrew Clark

I recommend the book "Gold & Diamonds in Indiana" from the Department of Geology in Bloomington. It cost only $2.00 and gives stream locations in Morgan and Monroe counties. This book is highly recommended for Indiana gold seekers.

WARREN COUNTY, INDIANA

by Tom Ashworth

LOCATION

COUNTY: Warren County

STATE: Indiana

Falls Creek

By: Tom Van Vleet

IMPORTANT PRECAUTION: PERSONALLY CHECK THE LEGALITY OF A LOCATION PRIOR TO MINING ACTIVITY

Take US41 south from I80/94 if coming from northern Illinois or Indiana or US26 West to US41 South if coming from I65. At the point where US41 splits off into US 63 to Attica why stay on US41 South another mile or so until you pass an overpass and see some highway maintenance buildings on your left. Turn left at that point . This road shortly turns into a dirt road and is not shown on most road maps. It is called Twin Bridges Road. Follow it until it dead ends at a bridge. This will be Potholes Road. You will be roughly 5-8 miles northwest of Attica,Indiana. There are 2 creeks here. They both have gold. It tends to be mostly flour with some flakes about 1/8 inch. The larger creek has most of the gold. It is in the gravel bars and the rotten shale . My friend dredges for it and has found some wheat grain size nuggets. I dowse for it and have found gold every time with my homemade rods. It is a very nice place to bring the family to. Bring your fishing license and pole and swim suit and camera. The smaller creek has a couple of waterfalls and lots of bathtub size potholes to splash in hence the name of the second road. A private group maintains this area but it is open to the public (see update and map below). There is a campground nearby, Summers campground. They take cash only so bring some. It's less than 5 miles from the creek. A lot of kids come here during the summer to play. We come to mine and have a good time.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION as of 10/30/04

Thanks to Digman for this update.

Attached is a map of the Nature Conservancy property around Fall Creek. The lady at the conservatory told Digman they have paths to walk and no one is allowed off the paths. No wading, swimming, or any activity in the creek is allowed on their property.

WAYNE COUNTY, INDIANA

by Tom Ashworth

LOCATION

COUNTY: Wayne County


STATE: Indiana


Nolands Fork Creek

By: Nathan Yoke

Large amounts of placer and pickers found above and below US 40 and 70 did do some work with 2 inch dreadge found good amounts every time was able to get permison for acsses by almost every owner of property.




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