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Turkey Creek
« on: May 29, 2012, 08:57:31 PM »
Turkey Creek

Land Status: Public; Cherokee National Forest, Tellico Ranger District, Monroe County, Tennessee

Turkey Creek is a tributary of Tellico River.

GPS Coordinates: - 35.34149, - 84.19192 (Mouth of the creek)

From Tellico Plains follow 165 (Cherohala Skyway) for several miles and split off onto FR 210 (River Road). Follow 210 for about 5 miles and you will see a pull of on the left. You can also access Turkey Creek via 165 and FS 4521 or via CR 35. See NF map for details. Beware of private property when accessing from these points.

Regulations: No Dredging is allowed. Sluicing and panning are allowed with a permit.

Where and how to find the gold:  Bedrock is plentiful here and the scenery is excellent in the section along FS 35 (Turkey Creek Road). This creek shows decent color in both gravels and in bedrock cracks. I have only spent a few hours there so far, but I intend to go back more in the near future. So far the gold is small, mostly specks, flecks, and small flakes, but it is not too hard to find. Mineralization is good with lots of black sand. I think there is good potential here with enough time.

Here is a link to a video of us panning at Turkey Creek.

« Last Edit: January 06, 2013, 08:41:14 PM by BigAl »
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