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Folks go on a treasure hunt at Albany's Thronateeska Heritage Center

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Folks learned how to hunt for treasure Thursday night at Thronateeska Heritage Center.

Mike Brown grew up mining in Alaska as a kid and has been all over the country looking for gold.

He talked about how to get started in recreational gold mining and prospecting. He says you can find some of the purest gold right here in Georgia.

“The first gold rush happened out here for a reason, there was a lot of gold. It's smaller gold, its finer gold, but most people don't realize the purest gold is right here in Georgia, in the Dahlone GA area. 22 to 24 carat right out of the ground,” said Mike Brown, Recreational Gold Miner.

Brown will be back at Thronateeska on April the 2nd.

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