- The Elk River area in Clay County, which is known for its placer gold deposits.
- The Greenbrier River area in Greenbrier County, which is also known for its placer gold deposits.
- The Cheat River area in Preston County, which has a history of gold mining and prospecting.
- The Elk Garden area in Mineral County, which has also been a historically productive area for gold mining.
West Virginia has a rich history of gold mining, with gold first discovered in the state in 1831. Some of the best places to find gold in West Virginia include:
It is important to note that gold mining and prospecting is regulated by the state of West Virginia, and you should check for any necessary permits or regulations before starting. Additionally, Always be aware of the environment and avoid disturbing the natural habitats and wildlife while prospecting or mining, and always follow the laws and regulations in place.
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