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Alabama Historic Gold Mining Locations

Gold was discovered in Alabama in the early 1830s. Recorded production to 1939 was about 49,000 troy ounces of gold; however, probably an equal amount has been mined but not reported. Gold has been produced from seven districts in the Alabama Piedmont Province. More than 100 prospects and mines are known in these seven districts. Gold mining ceased in Alabama, except on an individual basis, during the late 1930s. Exploration of gold deposits in Alabama has been carried out intermittently during the past several years in the historic gold districts. In 2008, gold prices exceeded $1,000 per troy ounce, increasing interest in the historic gold districts of the state. Minerals in the Economy of Alabama, 2007