Gold Prospecting in Ohio

    Gold is something that has been discovered and mined in all the phases of our history. Gold in Ohio and prospecting was discovered due to the glacial deposits, which had left a good amount of gold in them. While it is true that gold cannot be found in abundance, patience will prove to be worthwhile and some color can always be found. The gold that is found in Ohio is of placer type and it is believed that the placer gold comes from the igneous rocks of Canada and was transported into Ohio during occurrences of Pleistocene glaciation. The gold bearing areas of Canada are located on the north side of Ohio and are in the path of the southward flow of several ice sheets, and gold has often been found in small amounts all the way through these areas of Ohio. There are not any areas that have been shown to have sufficient concentrations for commercial exploitation, however a great number of endeavors were carried out in the 1800’s and at the beginning of the 1900’s to mine the gold that could be found here. Supposedly all of the streams that are located in the glaciated areas of the state of Ohio are able to produce little quantities of gold. However, many scientific studies have been made of the occurrence of gold and concentration all throughout the state. The studies that have been made indicated that the best areas for finding gold in Ohio and for prospecting come about from the consequence of episodes of localized concentration by running water. There have in addition been some indications that new or modern streams are currently eroding and concentrating gold that used to be concentrated in glacial channels that have melted. The most known of areas and most fruitful localities of gold in Ohio and prospecting include places such as: Clermont County, north side of Owensville, Stone, Richland County, Brushy fork etc. It is very likely that there are a good number of other productive areas in the areas of the state that are glaciated. Remember when prospecting for gold in Ohio to obtain the necessary permission from the owner of the land (if privately owned) before searching for gold.