Gold mining by state Alabama. Gold was discovered in Alabama about 1830, shortly following the Georgia Gold Rush.The principal districts were the Arbacoochee district in Cleburne County, mostly from placer deposits, and the Hog Mountain district in Tallapoosa County, which produced 24,000 troy ounces (750 kg) from veins in schist.
Unique maps covering gold areas of Butte County are available from. Big Ten Gold Maps. Mines and Locations. Mines in Butte County as listed in the U.S. Geological Survey GNIS Database. This is not, however, all mines in Butte County. For example, GNIS does not list the Last Chance Mine in Magalia where a 12hour rescue took place in 1994.