Area branches and benches along Talladega Creek are said to contain placer gold.
At Riddles Mill district, located in southeast part of the county, was the most important locality where gold mining was carried on in the Talladega County. The Riddle’s Mine consisted of a 100 foot deep in quartz veins which contained lode gold, with silver and pyrite in depth. In a lead extending from Riddle’s Mine, the Woodward Tract had gold, with silver.
7.5 South of Talladega on the east side of Talladega Creek, the Story Mine which contained gold in quartz veins in decomposed slates.