Where to Find Gold In North and South Carolina (Gold maps)

Where to Find Gold In North and South Carolina (Gold maps)

Where to Find Gold In North and South Carolina shows the pattern of historic gold finds recorded in the USGS MRDS gold maps. See how to use the USGS MRDS to make custom gold maps see SourdoughMiner.com/GGM/ This government gold map technique also works for platinum, diamonds, palladium and more.


  1. Carrie Simotics on August 8, 2022 at 5:55 pm

    I’m in WNC always wanted to find gold and I love looking for ancient artifacts. Any advice is welcome, Franklin NC to Rutherfordton NC.

  2. Internal Compass of Nc on August 8, 2022 at 5:57 pm

    I love that nc gold

  3. Curt Allen on August 8, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    I am a average gold seeker in NC. AND SC. not that I’m a pro but maybe someone can help me.I see people that are sluicing and when they run their water through the mats or what ever they are using It seems to me the water pressure is way greater to the kind of gold you find in NC SC..You usually find what I call big specks and little some that float.So didn’t that much water pressure just keep pushing your gold off into the creek.I have never found a nugget that would stand the water pressure must Less a nugget.

  4. Robert on August 8, 2022 at 6:01 pm

    A Facebook friend in Tennessee was looking for where to go in Tennessee..
    Do you have a video for that area or something I can pass along?

  5. Thomas Ratliff on August 8, 2022 at 6:03 pm

    My name is Thomas and I am looking for a fellowship to find gold if an experience that I want to go on I want to learn can someone give me a call at 336_858_9379

  6. Randy Arnold on August 8, 2022 at 6:07 pm

    I enjoyed the video. I live in Johnson city TN, you could see it when you was on the NC map. I’ve recently gotten into looking for gold I keep getting told there is none in my area or around SW Virginia but it’s hard for me to believe that it would stop at state lines

  7. Nope on August 8, 2022 at 6:07 pm

    Johnston county NC holds gold. No one even talks about it

  8. Treasure Adventure Hunters on August 8, 2022 at 6:08 pm

    I just told everyone where I prospect 🙂

  9. Anagram Confirmed on August 8, 2022 at 6:08 pm

    Tennessee is one of the most underrated prospecting states.

  10. Remember USS Liberty on August 8, 2022 at 6:09 pm

    When i was 7 years old in NC i used to walk thru the woods alot. One creek had really black sand with little gold flecks in it

  11. Kim wright on August 8, 2022 at 6:10 pm

    Interesting! I live in McDowell County North Carolina and we have a gold festival here every year.
    There’s Vein Mountain (named for the veins of gold in the mountain) and several other gold mining spots in the county. I learned a lot from this. Thanks.

  12. robin vermillion on August 8, 2022 at 6:10 pm

    Is the website free to look at

  13. Bret Everhart on August 8, 2022 at 6:11 pm

    I’d like to get into prospecting or looking for gold. I’m in nc very close to Greensboro. Not a hilly or mountainous area. I would like to know of signs I could look for or certain areas that I can look for to increase my chances

  14. Scott Wray on August 8, 2022 at 6:12 pm

    I live in clover sc about 30 miles south of Charlotte nc there is an Alf gold mine a few minutes down the road thinking of looking into getting permission to prospect

  15. 29North on August 8, 2022 at 6:13 pm

    Greensboro here.

  16. Hillbilly fisherman on August 8, 2022 at 6:13 pm

    gold mine here near my house the guy dig a whole so deep you could put your house in the whole is how deep gold is in south carolina.I dredge the creek above the mine so deep i needed air when i went under water not find not one little piece but i made a good swimming whole LMAO my friend got golf fever cause he took hammer crush some ore i said you spent 1000’s for 50 cents worth LMAO

  17. DGH on August 8, 2022 at 6:14 pm

    My husband works in the gold mind in Kershaw, SC. He works on machinery when it tears up. They have got millions dollars worth out of the huge hole they dug out. They had family day there 3 years ago and we got to see it. The dump truck is so big the tires are about 10’ tall!!

  18. James Williams on August 8, 2022 at 6:14 pm

    So say I wanted to pan at the river walk by Columbia. Could I find something?

  19. Jamie Sexton on August 8, 2022 at 6:14 pm

    Toxaway is a river that feeds lake Jocassee from Lake Toxaway in NC. Whitewater river also feeds Lake Jocassee. That’s why it is named the Whitewater-Toxaway placer.

  20. Lynn Shaw on August 8, 2022 at 6:15 pm

    I pan/sluice/highbank a lot. I’m in upstate South Carolina. What are the best streams/creeks in Anderson County ?

  21. d s on August 8, 2022 at 6:15 pm

    Where do you get access to govt gold documents

  22. Banjo Miner on August 8, 2022 at 6:15 pm

    I dont see paying someone for a map that i already paid for with tax money

  23. Gold Roger Treasure Hunter on August 8, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    Thanks for the info! I did some prospecting in San Gabriel mountains in CA recently. Video coming soon!

  24. Landon Burke on August 8, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    Thank you for the history lesson, damn greedy northern aggressors

  25. United we Stand on August 8, 2022 at 6:17 pm

    Please stay out of my state of NC.
    All you’re doing is destroying the environment and the ecology.

  26. Estella Schmidt on August 8, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    Does Pennsylvania have gold

  27. Greg Pearson on August 8, 2022 at 6:18 pm


    Can you provide the link to the web page you are using? When I try the information on the screen I am taking to ad.

  28. Anna Marie Quesenberry on August 8, 2022 at 6:22 pm

    Hi I live in North Carolina. I think I may have found some gold in quartz but I’m not really sure. Do you know a good metallurgist from the Northwest region of North Carolina? I have some photos I would love for you to see. Is there any way to get in touch with you via email, phone or maybe you could guide me to someone who would be able to help me. Thank you for your time and your awesome videos. I can tell that you are very knowledgeable and have extensive research this topic.

  29. R.I.P. Randy Rhoads on August 8, 2022 at 6:23 pm

    Great info.. ty

  30. James Hodge on August 8, 2022 at 6:24 pm

    I live in Rutherford county NC, there is a lot of gold around here. I have found some here and there, thermal City gold mine and Lucky strike gold mine is not far from where I live. To cool places to go and learn how to pan for gold, plus. You can do high banking and dredging there as well. I lot of the streams around here have gold in them. Just have to get permission from landowners.

  31. ElMarko 6994 on August 8, 2022 at 6:25 pm

    We got fool’s gold in the creek behind the house, I live in central North Carolina

  32. Jessica King on August 8, 2022 at 6:25 pm

    I live in Madison county NC "Marshall NC. It’s on the NC and Greeneville TN boarders.. we have a gold mine and a silver mine on our property.. I found Duck Shelton’s Silver mine about 4 days ago. It’s on hwy 208 I’m not giving a physical address but it’s on hwy 208 behind the old chapel.. iv done pulled 17 large buckets of silver ore out of that mine each bucket load weighs between 100 to 110 pounds of silver ore. Mostly silver sulfide ore and a few decent pure silver ore in actual silver metal form. And I’ve made over 2,000 ozs of silver ingits and bars. And still have alot of ore I haven’t processed yet and the mine is still very much covered in it.. it was burried the way I found it was I in the yard and we got a stream that cuts down the mountain in front of the house into the creek/River which is the little luaral I believe is what it’s called. But I noticed alot of pyrites and suty silver looking ores white and black pyrite rocks and I knew those where silver I picked em up n had them tested and sure enough it was high purity silver ore.. and it was just pouring into our yard from the mountain which once again is OUR PROPERTY so I started feeling buckets up. These are large carpet glue buckets and then I went up the hill to the old church and behind it the small stream keeps going up the hill n it does go underground for a short distance then reappears going up the mountain.. well I was walking behind the old 1800s church/old school house which is abandoned and we are going to fix up.. but I found a large sunkin are n it was covered with stones which I thought that’s odd and I knew of a old hidden Gold mine that was used in the 1880s 1890s up till 1918 then it was closed back up because of duck Shelton when he got caught making silver coins and passing them off.. so my great great great great gpaw closed it n hid the Gold mine.. duck Shelton was my gpaws friend and they made gold bars n coins well rounds and ingits. Both silver n gold.. now the Gold mine remains lost I can’t find it at all.. but that silver mine I did find… I’ve found some Gold here in Madison county it’s all on hwy 208 and 211 in Shelton luaral.. the silver n gold is… And alot of it at that.. way more silver then gold though.. iv found a total of 9.7ozs of Gold in quartz and some decent sized nuggets in the large creek behind our house and gold in ore near the silver mine.. and I’m dead serious about this.. on hwy 208 in Madison county NC you can pick up silver ore off the side of the road in some places and I did find a Gold ore next to the house on the side of the road it’s not alot of Gold but it’s a rock bout 1 inch wide 1 1/2 long and it’s got two small Gold nuggets stuck in it. And I found a large a very large Gold Ore in the creek behind the house my metal detector keeps saying it’s gold because I get the gold tone and signal when I pass over it.. but it weighs well over 100 pounds and I cannot pull it up over the bank into the yard it’s sunk back into the sand which we got alot of black sand as well.. but yeah if anyone wants silver ore and can recover the silver all you gotta do is drive 208 and you’ll find it on the side of the road most likely.. just don’t show up at our silver mine because it’s private property and dangerous.. my family will have anyone there arrested ect.. but you can pick it up in front of the house in the stream n road if you want.. it always comes down the mountain Everytime it rains .. and the gold is in the lural creek / river on 208 and further down 211.. I’ll make a video in a few days n show everyone the silver n gold in the area

  33. Mark Vejnar on August 8, 2022 at 6:26 pm

    Toxaway is an Anglican attempt at a Cherokee phrase – ta ha wey. The phrase means “ land of the red bird.”

    There is also a great deal of heavy, red clay in the area, with sand somewhat stratified through the clay. We’ve found small amounts of gold dust after just digging a little deeper in the garden and panning with a garden hose.

  34. James Williams on August 8, 2022 at 6:26 pm

    I have some questions tbh

  35. Collins Girls on August 8, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    Terry search

  36. Dan Simmons on August 8, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    11 8 2021,
    Well done Jess, you have great wisdom and you are willing to share and help people find wealth. Of course some younger folks would want you to come out and help them get that gold! But you would take all the fun out of them doing it on their own and the fish would be rotten anyway! Best of luck to you!

  37. Chris Burch on August 8, 2022 at 6:32 pm

    In North Carolina much is on private, however gold is found in Uharrie National Forest and you find it for free

  38. Michael Brown on August 8, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    Taxaway is the way to say it I live not far from keowee toxaway and there’s been nice nuggets found in Creeks at m miles Creek Park in keowee,I haven’t personally looked but I will be since I’ve got the fever now

  39. Thomas Ratliff on August 8, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    I am looking for work I want to learn how to pan for gold in North Carolina will South Carolina play anyone tell me how to get in touch with someone

  40. Hillbilly fisherman on August 8, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    but what i know cause i live here the Federal Government locked up all the good places to really get gold in South Carolina.the whole line of gold is Federal Land here in south carolina

  41. nelson gatch on August 8, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    I was in the Asheville library 40 years ago and read a chapter in a book about Cashiers creek Cashiers NC. It said in the 1800’s they took out 20,000 ozs by pan. Because of the economy back then, they quit because they could make more money farming. The author said this creek is by no means worked out. Somebody damned the creek 100 or so years ago to create a large lake for a kids camping area but when I hiked it up stream, it goes from very shallow and wide to deep and narrow, As far as I went the stream the comes off of a small mountain 60′ and into a 12′ diam hole. I often dream about what can be in this hole from centurys of flash floods. I will never get back there so maybe someone here can take advantage of this info.

  42. Getting more Gold on August 8, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    Great Video!! I’d definitely learn more about how you make your maps.

  43. Trey Callahan on August 8, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    What do you think about gold in North East Tennessee….on the Greene county Washington county line…plz find me on Facebook i would love you pick your brain for a min…thank you

  44. mark oshields on August 8, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    A lot of keeowee toxiway, jocassie, hartwell, ect (pretty sure ive misspelled all of them) are owned by state campgrounds and such and panning sluice ect is actually illegal at the public campgrounds I was wondering if gold placer has been found in taylors sc greenville sc fountain inn sc union sc? that you may or know of..only placer gold…thanks!

  45. Jon C on August 8, 2022 at 6:39 pm

    One of the guys I work with went on a trip up into the Carolinas and brought me back a rock I think has gold in it

  46. Kevin honey on August 8, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    hey brother great vid i live in va hard to find some where to find gold here it mostly privet owned land

  47. Dean Mayer on August 8, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    I enjoyed the video. I live about 30 miles north of Columbia SC. I ended up getting cancer after I retired that screwed up my back so I can’t go far from my house to prospect. But I have a creek that runs through my property. It has a lot of quartz and black sand in it.

    I set up my sluices at home and about all I can do is take buckets to the creek, fill them up and bring home to run through the sluice. I have no idea if gold is in this creek but because cancer messed up my back, that is about as far as I would risk going.

    I can’t stand nor walk any where without a walker. But I’m hoping to be able to get a few buckets full and take back ti the house. I’m not sure if I can pick the buckets up to bring home.

    I have a gold detector and tried it once but my back hurt so bad I had to stop. I’m going to try again soon.

    If I would have to buy paydirt, can anyone tell me the best place to get it. Goldn Paydirt is a major rip off so if anyone can guide me in the right direction I sure would appreciate it.

  48. Stanley Mudge on August 8, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    jess,my name is stan, do u know anyone in nc that would teach me what to look for in creeks in nc?

  49. Cayla Y on August 8, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    Lake toxaway is the name of the lake lol. But I really enjoy your videos. Extremely informative!!!

  50. Edward Hudson on August 8, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    John C Calhoun mines are in Oconee County. Pre civil war and after mines. Mines are closed but nice gold found in the creek.
    Toxiway was an indian village

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