Using google earth and mapping Georgia gold mines

Finding gold is difficult!  The old-timers (georgia gold rush of 1829) had a pretty good idea of where the placer and lode deposits in GA resided.   So, using historical data to find gold is always a good idea.  Here is a list of gold mines in the state of GA in KMZ format:

https://www.georgiagold.org/uploads/georgia-gold-mines.kmz

This file can be imported into Google Earth and give you a idea of where gold was found in the past.

  1.  Install or open Google Earth
  2. Once in google Earth, click file open
step 1 -- open kmz file in google earth
step 2 — open kmz file in google earth

That’s it, it’s that easy to import this file into google earth and now you can see where all the gold mines in georgia were once located.  Here are a couple of screenshots showing the gold mines in georgia:

Gold mines in Georgia imported into google earth.
Gold mines in Georgia imported into google earth.
Gold mines in Lumpkin County GA
Gold mines in Lumpkin County GA

This is a great tool to prospect gold in Georgia!  Also, check out the Georgia gold YouTube channel  for other great informational videos on how to prospect and mine gold in Georgia!

 

Hello gold prospectors and miners!

My brother and I have been gold prospecting and gold mining since 1997, so we’re not experts but we have been doing it awhile! This website is dedicated to all amateur gold prospectors in the state of Georgia and across the U.S. We’ll be sharing our adventures in the world of amateur gold prospecting along with any history or historical information we can find to help you find more gold.