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In this presentation, Rob Kelly, a long-time recreational gold panner, will describe the history of the Georgia Gold Rush, the geological origin and properties of gold, the gold mines of Georgia, and how locate a gold creek that may be in your backyard. Then he’ll discuss how to “read” a gold creek to spot potential pay streaks, and finally, he’ll walk through the steps of panning the gravel for flakes of Georgia’s 23-karat, placer gold, some of the purist in the world.

7/26/2013
When: Friday, July 26
Noon
Where: USGS Georgia Water Science Center
1770 Corporate Drive
Suite 500
Norcross, Georgia  30093
United States
Contact: Greg Cherry

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Recreational Gold Panning

Speaker: Rob Kelly, EcoVac Services, Inc.

When: Friday, July 26, 2013, 12 Noon

Where: USGS Georgia Water Science Center, Norcross, GA

Note: the USGS GaWSC has moved to a new office location.

Directions to the meeting may be obtained by calling (678) 924-6700 or mapping online using the following address:Georgia Water Science Center, 1770 Corporate Drive Suite 500, Norcross, GA 30093\


Meeting Topic

Yes, there’s still gold here in Georgia! Discovered in Cleveland, Georgia in 1828, the Dahlonega Gold Belt passes diagonally across the state from the northeast to the southwest borders with outcroppings in several places like in Ellijay and Gainesville, Georgia. In this presentation, Rob Kelly, a long-time recreational gold panner, will describe the history of the Georgia Gold Rush, the geological origin and properties of gold, the gold mines of Georgia, and how locate a gold creek that may be in your backyard. Then he’ll discuss how to "read” a gold creek to spot potential pay streaks, and finally, he’ll walk through the steps of panning the gravel for flakes of Georgia’s 23-karat, placer gold, some of the purist in the world.