Gold-Pyrite Belt of Virginia
The Contrary Creek Prospecting Lease is a recreational gold prospecting lease on the private land encompassing Contrary Creek close Mineral, VA. The rent started in 2008 and has given stewardship to various land proprietors while strengthening mindful gold prospecting exercises.
Another good site for information is Virginia Gold Mines, Prospecting, Panning, Treasure Hunting and Rockhounding at goldmaps.com.
Virginia DEPARTMENT OF MINES MINERALS AND ENERGY also has an excellent set of online resources and maps.