Gold in NW Florida
by John Smith
(Pensacola , FL USA)
I am excited to tell I have discovered a gold placer deposit in Escambia county Fl. The placer is from the pleiosene era deposit that underlies the entire NW FL area.
I found it by accident while looking for meteorites from ancient impacts in the deposit. I noticed a layer of black sand in the sand bar so I got out the trusty gold pan and took some samples.
To my amazement there was a sizeable amount of flour gold in my pan. The gold when viewed with a 100x magnifier was rough in texture. The gold while small is plentiful (50+colors per trenching tool shovel after panning.
I also am finding many gemstones ie; citrine, topaz, sapphire and possibly diamond and emerald or green garnet. I haven't had a chance to put the uv light on for confirmation of diamond.
A local creek cuts the usually covered formation. I will now start searching the other areas cut by a river where the deposits are exposed. I only checked the top layer of the bar, When I get back up to the creek I will go deeper in hopes of finding larger pieces of gold.
I also found a meteorite about the size of a pea. It passed the scratch test! I think there are plenty more. Fossil limestone also in deposit possibly Devonian era?
Once again using the information you have so willingly supplied over the years I have made another unknown discovery.
2.Look close to where you are
Get out there!
All in all a remarkable find for me. Thanks again Stan, hope all is well with you!
Stan's response: Wow John! This is an amazing discovery. I have never heard of a deposit like this in Florida. Congratulations! We really appreciate you sharing this with us. We also appreciate your words of wisdom about having our eyes open near home and getting out there!