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Introduction American Indians knew of the gold in the Appalachian Mountains long before the first Spanish Conquistadors set foot on the new lands. Miners traveled to the gold fields in the Blue Ridge Mountains untilthen for nearly years they sat unmined.
Farmer and prospector Frank Logan discovered gold on Dukes Creek, a tributary of the Chattahoochee River insetting off America's first gold rush. Earliest Treks Ponce de Leon heard rumors of gold to the north when he landed in La Florida in but it would be a relatively unknown explorer, Diego Miruelo, who would be presented with a small quantity of gold while trading with Florida Indians.
Other explorers brought back stories of Indians wearing gold and rivers with gold nuggets, but it was Hernando deSoto who would launch the first major expedition to look for gold. Hernando deSoto In deSoto came across a young Indian who accurately described gold mining operations in the mountains to the north.
DeSoto found examples of gold, but neither the mines or the quantity he sought. Tristan de Luna sought, but did not find, gold in the Appalachians in - Before de Luna's route north was being quietly used by Spanish miners to get to the Nachoochee Valley in North Georgia, site of the discovery of gold in These mines may have been active until the formation of the colony of Georgia in James Moore and Maurice Matthews ventured west from Carolina in search of gold in They were turned back by hostile Cherokee.
After the Spanish miners left, the quest for gold in North Georgia hit a lull. In North Carolina, however, Conrad Reed found gold inbut his father John did not have the rock assayed until Today, John Reed's Mine is recognized as the first site where settlers found gold.
News of a second gold discovery in North Carolina in set men searching for the vein throughout the Southern Appalachians. Gold in Georgia Benjamin Parks claimed he found a nugget of gold on the ground at Licklog There are many stories of the first discovery of gold in Georgia.
To the east, near Dukes Creek, three separate claims of the first find are made. Georgia prospector Frank Logan, returning from a trip to the North Carolina gold fields, found gold in on Dukes Creek.
A man named Witherod many other spellings found gold the same year, as did a man named Loud. The story of Benjamin Parks had a number of holes in it.
First, he got the year confused, originally claiming he found the gold in and leased the land to mine. Unfortunately, the man did not own the land until July,so Parks modified his story.
Second, there is no documentary evidence to back up his claim lease papers, etc. Two prospectors who heard about the find arrived in November,which would be almost impossible considering the length of time it took for news to travel back then.
The next owner, John C. Matthew Fleming Stephenson, who would write in "Nachoochee, where gold was first discovered in Stephenson was state geologist and assayer at various times in his career.
Towns were created including Headquarters now Dahlonega and Nuckollsville Auraria. By population estimates for Nuckollville alone were 10, Gold Rush of Whispers of the gold in Georgia spread slowly, but the trickle turned to a flood when the Georgia Journal ran a story on "GoldLiens Against Your Home.
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