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Johns Creek
« on: May 21, 2012, 08:16:24 PM »
Johns Creek

Land Status: Public; Cherokee National Forest, Tellico Ranger District, Monroe Co., TN

GPS Coordiantes: 35.31386, -84.20802

Access:  From Tellico Plains take 165 (Cherohala Skyway) and then bear right onto 210 (River Road). About 3/4 miles after turning on 210 turn right onto 384 (across from Ranger Station). Go approximately 3 miles and turn left on 384C. Go 1.6 miles and park at along the creek.

Regulations: Dredging is allowed year round with the permit. Sluicing and panning are allowed with a permit. This is a very small stream and only 2 or 2 1/2" dredges can be accommodated most of the year.

Where and how to find the gold:  There are ample amounts of fine gold here and occasional pickers. Keep moving and sampling until you find it. Do a lot of sample paining to determine the location of a good area. There is ample bedrock and the better gold will be in bedrock cracks and depressions. As a bonus there are several feeder branches, some of which are seasonal which contain gold. Limonite cubes are also found here, more so upstream from the parking area. There is a nice camping area in the flat along the creek. This is one of my favorite camping spots. Keep it clean or I will take it personally. :-) As usual don't expect to get rich here, but it's a nice location to spend a day or two.

« Last Edit: July 23, 2014, 11:09:53 PM by BigAl »
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