The gold bearing deposits of Randolph County border along the boundary of Cleburne County and are in similar formations to that county. Area streams and branches near Wedowee are most productive. Regional watercourse and bench sands and gravels, placer gold is found. The Gold Ridge Property with the Eckhert vein in a highly garnet containing mica schist carrying iron and garnets up to 3 inch in diameter. The dumps provide good panning. The Pinetucky Gold Mine, discovered in 1845 and extensively worked consisted of quartz veins in garnet bearing mica schist and was the site of a 20 stamp mill The mine was among earliest discoveries of lode veins in Alabama and termed a “rich specimen mine”. Near Omaha gold colors are reported in the streams.
In Wedowee, the area creek sands and gravels along the Tallapoosa River have good gold placers. A mine on Wedowee Creek is said to contain lode gold, but nearby stream gravels have placer gold.