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After the Civil War, Maryland was heavily prospected for gold. Gold and quartz were found though much of the Piedmont Plateau. Although gold mining never was profitable, you can still pan gold in the Piedmont Stream gravels. All the land is privately owned so you must ask permission . For more information write Dept. of Geology, Mines, and Water Resources, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore Maryland 21233

Baltimore County Maryland

by Tom Ashworth


In the area of Catonsville you can find gold values in some of the quartz veins.

Frederick County Maryland

by Tom Ashworth


There are a few old mines near Libertytown and on the mine dumps there is some gold showings.

Howard County Maryland

by Tom Ashworth


Near Simpsonville, you will find the Maryland Mine. It was once the richest gold property in Maryand. It produced gold in quartz veins with silver and pyrite.


There are several old mines in the area that produced silver and gold as a by product.

Montgomery County Maryland

by Tom Ashworth

Great Falls

Near Great Falls is the Great Falls Gold Mine. It produced gold with Tetradymite.

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