Georgia’s Gold Belt

03-09-2019 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Gilmer County Library
Phone:706-635-4528
Address: 268 Calvin Jackson Drive, Ellijay, GA 30540

Join the Gilmer County Historical Society & Museum as we welcome Geologist Bill Witherspoon! Dr. Witherspoon is discussing the unique conditions that allowed gold to form in Georgia, starting with plate tectonics and volcanic activity and ending with nugget deposits in streams. Georgia’s recent seismic activity will also be discussed. Copies of Dr. Witherspoon’s book, Roadside Geology of Georgia, will be available for sale and signing.