Glacial geology

I'm here in S.W. Ohio and been at it for about 2 months now. I've hit a couple of creeks and rivers and have a specific question that I hope I can frame properly so I don't sound too stupid. I found a creek that has no feeder creeks at all and I've been find a little flour gold in it where it has been concentrated by the flow and floods etc. My question is this.... Is there a source I should be looking for in a creek that has gold in it deposited from a glacier? I know that the glacier, well the material brought down thousands of years ago, is the source, but my question is, has anyone found that there is a certain land mass, whether it be a hill that the creek cuts through or a chunk of dirt somewhere, that is the source of the gold that is found? I know it all depends on what happened long ago but I'm wondering if anyone has prospected glacier placer creeks and sampled thoroughly up and down the thing and was able to pinpoint and say, "Aha! This hill/chunk of land where the creek cuts thru is where all this flour gold is coming from!" Also has anyone in glaciated gold bearing streams ever found somewhat unpulverized gold deposits that weathered over time and fed the creeks with gold like in gold bearing places out west. I know a simple answer is "You gotta sample and find out what's out there" but I'm wondering if anyone has run into that sort of scenario in glacier gold areas. Sorry if my question isn't clear and thanks for reading this wall of text and any answers you all got.

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  • well in my diggings out there...dont look for a source..its there from canada and the 3 major glacier pushes.thus the reason ill ind and ohio are flat at the tops....look at maps real good for land changes and often the creeks that take all the water out are the best because there feeders are running when otherwise dry and we walk over them all the if you find large gravil stringers in banks below the water line this could be called a source...reason is the gravel used to be big rock but smashed by the pressure of the always look for the same sized gravels...hope this helped and have a goldin day

    • I worked tonight and missed the show but Jeron let me know you spent some time on glacial geology. Thanks brother. I listen to the segment and learned a lot. I appreciate your time and will be really exploring and learning and stuff. I'll be sure to share anything I learn. Thanks again man I know from some of your vids you are a full time miner and I really appreciate your time.
    • Hey thanks Scott. Lotsa info to think about. I thought about taking a day when it's raining and walking a couple of mikes of the stream and finding where the water really flows into it.
      Awesome man! I'll be looking for normally dry feeders now. This thing runs thru an esker into an outwash. I do have a section on the bank the water has cut that shows the different layers of stratification that I'll look for a stringer. I'll post pics when I get them.
      Thanks for your time. You have a great day too sir.
  • good question  b I hope someone can answer this

    • Thanks Tim. It's kinda lengthy and maybe "dreamy" but glacial placer geology is so mysterious I wish I could "see" better. I am assuming in any given area there isn't a somewhat predictable pattern like there is in non-glacial gold bearing regions: we just gotta deal with "what ever is,is", but I hope, short of a time machine, to find where and in what configuration those big sheets of ice left us all this gold thousands of years ago.

      Any tips, links to studies, maps, books, personal experiences with glacial gold is what I'm looking for I guess.
      And of course I will put links on here of my findings.

      A cool book I've started reading that is probably old hat to most here is found at this link.

      Gold and diamonds in Indiana...
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