Findley Ridge Historic Marker
S. Chestatee Street S. of Hospital Dr., Dahlonega, Georgia
Photo taken by pam phillips in September 2015
+34.52352, -83.9739234°31'25" N, 83°58'26" W
Many famous gold mines of the Dahlonega era were along this ridge on both sides of this highway. The saprolite and vein gold mining operations along here contributed much to the $35,000,000 in gold taken from this district.
Surface and underground mining began here with the discover of rich gold shoots. This occurred near the close of the placer mining period during which much gold was recovered by working rich gravels along the streams with so-called “Dahlonega Method”. Water was conducted by canals from the headwaters of Yahoola Creek. The many huge cuts observable along this ridge were made by this method of mining.
093-2 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 1989
- November 18, 2015: Updated by Michael Miller: Corrected "Address" & "GPS Coordinates" and Added "Street View"
- September 10, 2015: Added by pam phillips
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