The gold deposits in the Carroll County gold belt and the southwestern part of ... of the rock types exposed in the southwest extension of the Dahlonega gold belt... US 76 Georgia Rocks phyllite and metagraywacke which weather to a rusty orange color.
dahlonega gold belt color of rocks. Aug 25, In 1828, gold was discovered in the Dahlonega, Georgia. Contrary to popular belief, this was actually twenty years prior to the Gold Rush to California. The discovery was a complete accident. Dee Hunter Benjamin Parks tripped over a rock a halfmile south of Dahlonega.