There's more than meets the eye in these states. For instance, some very fine gem stones have been found in the gold areas.

SOUTH CAROLINA - ALABAMA GEMS


The information given below is based on that which can be found in our new gold/gem folios. If you would like some of these gold/gem maps for your own, CLICK HERE.


THESE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE MANY SITES PLOTTED ON OUR MAPS.

The following key is used: Diamond = D, Jade = J, Beryl = B, Chalcedony = H, Quartz = Q, Agate = A, Ruby and Sapphire = R, Aquamarine = M. Garnet = G, Rosy Quartz = RQ, Tourmaline = T, Amethyst - Y, Emerald - E, Turquoise - Tu, Corundum - C


SOUTH CAROLINA:
.....ABBEVILLE: Barnes place near Lowndesville - Y
.....Due West - Ellis place 2 miles NE from Hwy 185 and County Rd 184
.....Lake Succession W from Antreville - Y,Q
.....ANDERSON: 15 miles S from Anderson at Hwy 28 - Y,G
.....J M McConnell mine - 3.5 miles NE from Anderson - E
.....Ferguson mine - about 6 miles N along Hwy 187 - B
.....At dam on 26-Mile Creek 9 miles N from Anderson - Q,G
.....Iva - at Lake Secession - B
.....Iva - J B Anderson and Frank Pruitt places - B
.....Iva - Sherad place 8 miles SW from Iva - Y
.....CHEROKEE: near Gaffney at Bowen River and Porter's Hill - R (Sapphire)
.....Also Troy Blanton mine at same location - G
.....Near Buffalo Church - go W to W T Gibbon's place - Y
.....Blacksburg - at Andrew Moon's 2.5 miles NW - R (Sapphire)
.....CHESTERFIELD: at Brewer mine W from Jefferson - 1 mile NW from SC Hwy 265 and CR 110 - P
.....GREENVILLE: at Paris Mtn state park N from Greenville - Q,G,T
.....At Piedmont - D D McNeeley's - B
.....Near Greenville - at Boling Mica prospect - T,Q
.....GREENWOOD: Shoals Junction - Hadden and Dunn places - Y
.....Greenwood - at Wrenn's place - Y, at Milford's - Q,SQ, at Stockman's quarry - G, Harper's place - H
.....LANCASTER: Liberty Hill - creek by Waterloo reservoir - SQ
.....LAURENS: 1.5 miles SW from Princeton - Y
.....RICHLAND: at beaches along Lake Murray - Y
.....SPARTANBURG: near Cowpens - 3 miles NE from SC 110 and US 29 - T

ALABAMA:
.....BLOUNT: on CR 27 between Blountsville and Holly Pond - A, Jasper, Onyx
.....CHAMBERS: Opelika - 7 miles NE at US 280 and AL 147 - T
.....CHEROKEE: Leesburg - at Lowe farm - Y
.....CLARKE: Jackson - on CR 1 about 6 miles NW - Onyx
.....CLAY: along railroad at Erin and at Hobb's farm - Tu
.....Erin - at top of hill 3 miles S along railroad - G
.....Ashland - Hurst Mica mine - G
.....CLEBURNE: Micaville - 1.5 miles W on CR 10 - T
.....Hollis Crossroads - along river road just past Tallapoosa River bridge - turn S - G
.....COOSA: Hissop - at Thomas prospect - B
.....Pentonville - Williams prospect - B
.....Rockford - Hissop Tin mines - T
.....ETOWAH: Gadsen - .5 miles N of Union Hill Methodist Church - Q
.....TALLAPOOSA: Our Town - 5.5 miles S at Wind Creek - G,Q
.....EASTON: go .5 miles E - C
.....At Our Town - go 1.3 miles SW - Q
.....At Dadeville - go 1.5 miles NE - C
.....JACKSON: Agate at the following places: 2 miles NW of Garth, 2.5 miles SE of Hollytree,
.....2.5 miles E of Trenton, 7.5 miles NE of Trenton


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