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DHudson

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Re: Little River (Blount County) Updated July 5, 2012
« on: July 23, 2012, 04:51:45 PM »
Could not respond within forum post, but found an actual photo of the area from Google Maps.  Based on the directions from BigAl, lead me right along 321 to the parking area on the left.  I noticed the river flow is east/north away from Townsend, so understandably, Townsend folks don't want you coming upstream.  Seems like a solid natural sluice waiting to be cleaned out.  Satellite image even depicts deep pockets from that point of view.

Here is the Google Map link displaying the exact spot. 
http://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=35.702265,-83.814912&hl=en&ll=35.702405,-83.806758&spn=0.02213,0.052314&sll=35.702405,-83.814955&sspn=0.02213,0.068665&t=h&gl=us&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=15&z=15
The URL shows the exact LAT/LONG coords for those with GPS devices.  Google maps will allow street view which is usually unheard of for prospecting spots.   I'm contemplating planning a trip there; I've searched in much worse places. 

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Re: Little River (Blount County) Updated July 5, 2012
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2013, 10:51:21 AM »
Could not respond within forum post, but found an actual photo of the area from Google Maps.  Based on the directions from BigAl, lead me right along 321 to the parking area on the left.  I noticed the river flow is east/north away from Townsend, so understandably, Townsend folks don't want you coming upstream.  Seems like a solid natural sluice waiting to be cleaned out.  Satellite image even depicts deep pockets from that point of view.

Here is the Google Map link displaying the exact spot. 
http://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=35.702265,-83.814912&hl=en&ll=35.702405,-83.806758&spn=0.02213,0.052314&sll=35.702405,-83.814955&sspn=0.02213,0.068665&t=h&gl=us&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=15&z=15
The URL shows the exact LAT/LONG coords for those with GPS devices.  Google maps will allow street view which is usually unheard of for prospecting spots.   I'm contemplating planning a trip there; I've searched in much worse places. 


Hey! I don't know if this is still active or not, but I was at that spot over St. Pat's weekend and I found Gold. I am a newbie and though I've read alot, seen alot of TV and Videos, I was unsure of what I was doing. But on Sat. there was a couple guys there, and on Sun. all alone I set up and wasn't there but 2 hrs or so. and I left with 4 specks of gold. I don't feel like so much of a rookie now, and I'm skunkproof!

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Re: Little River (Blount County) Updated July 5, 2012
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2013, 11:20:17 AM »
that is the pull off / swimming area near walland, there is some fine gold there, its panning/sluicing only  for now thanks to the jerks with the dredge that screwed it up for the rest of us.... its a good place to go for the day, just watch the flat rocks they are like ice in the summer with alge on them

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Re: Little River (Blount County) Updated July 5, 2012
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2013, 03:21:08 PM »
theres gold in that river.... just don't make the locals mad, they will call the law on you real fast. pick up your mess and ask permission - most of it is on private property. Have been going there for awhile and not had any problems but it only takes one to mess that up

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Re: Little River (Blount County) Updated July 5, 2012
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2013, 08:50:14 PM »
The guy that legally owns the property down stream of the pulloff/ picnic area is cool and does mind anyone prospecting , but just stay away from the people swimming that what caused the problem in the first place stupid people going in areas no person in there right mind would go to at the time.

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Re: Little River (Blount County) Updated July 5, 2012
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2013, 09:36:55 PM »
Looks like someone with a sluice in the middle of the gressey area!
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