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GOLD LOCATIONS IN OHIO
GOLD IN OHIO IS GLACIAL DRIFT... JUST BIGGER THAN IOWA!! AND MORE OF IT IN SPOTS!!
Adams County Ohio
Gold has been reported to have been found around Peebles.
Bellville County Ohio
Gold has been reported in this county,
Clermont County Ohio
It is said that there is gold in Stonelick Creek and its tributary Brushy Fork. This is said to be one of the better areas in Ohio.
Franklin County Ohio
A few sources say there is glacial gold in Blacklick Creek, there is some good glacial washout debris, best time to find washout debriefs is before flooding not after.
Hocking County Ohio
Queer Creek in Hocking County contains gold.
Licking County Ohio
There are several locations in Licking County that contain gold, but the Jobes Property seems to be the most popular.
If you go about a half mile out of St. Louisville or 5 miles north of Newark on the west side of state route 13, you will find the Jobes Property. This is a for fee property is what is reported and you need to call the owner John Jobes at (702)745-2325 to get the details. The property has reported a few small nuggets being found.
Morgan County Ohio
The Muskingum River is said to contain fine gold.
Richland County Ohio
Gold is reported in the creeks around Butler, but please repect private property owners rights.
Ross County Ohio
I have personally panned fine and flake glacial drift gold in many western Ross County creeks. In some creeks it is plentiful especially in the bedrock. I have been panning the last few years and found flakes as large as 3/16". Yeah, I know, not very impressive but this is Ohio after all. other local counties and found only the slightest trace amounts in Adams and Hocking County. I've never tried Clermont County, but I had read that there was a small gold rush there in the late 1800's. Prospector's were finding a lot of "color" around Batavia and a mill was set up. When the mill was finished, the glacial drift gold had been collected and the mill closed within a year.