Tom Ashworth’s Prospectors Cache

Clanton, Alabama, Chilton County

Gold Information On Clanton

Latitude and Longitude:   {32.78592040249482,-86.79408461855468}: 32.78592040249482, -86.79408461855468

State:  Alabama

County:  Chilton

Type:   Placer, Lode, Mine

West of Clanton 13 miles on the small tributary of Mulberry Creek known as Benson Creek, The Franklin (Jemison) Mine, small pits in schist and quartz, site of a 10 stamp mill operated until 1923. On the south bank of the creek exposing Hillabee Schist, The B.T. Childers Prospect with pyrite and copper minerals. Also along Mulberry Creek, about 2 miles below Honeycutts Mill for some distance above, the Mulberry Creek Placers, productive in the early days.  All the tributaries contain placer gold.