Gold Prospecting Tellico Plains Tn.:

Dredging on the Tellico River

The Tellico river is a gold baring river in eastern Tn.
However, many people that go to it to prospect get skunked.
Simple...  Gold travels in a main path in a river.  There are many gold baring creeks that feed into it, and people often go to where they meet and dredge just down stream.

Well, if you keep dredging where everyone else has been,, then your likely not going to have much luck.

With this in mind here, as well as any other place you prospect,,,  go to where people are finding gold,,  but go to a different location. 
Look for places that look harder to get to.  If less people can access it, then the chances are good that you may find that virgin stream bottom you dream of.
You know the one...  where the gold is just laying around on top of more gold. 

Well, I haven't found that place either, but I keep trying. 

That is the important thing.  Keep trying.
When you find a creek or river to prospect in, don't set up and dredge all day in a spot.
Test the area out.  Look for gold every 1 or 2 hours, in your cleanup.