Adventure at the 420 Level
March 2000 by Sam E. Phifer, P.G.Beneath the rolling fairways and manicured greens of a sedate golf course community in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, lie the 600-foot deep, water filled, caved workings of the once famous Phoenix Gold Mine.
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A better understanding of hard rock mining methods and knowing a little about how these mines work can help the individual prospector to understand reports and stories about both modern and historic mine operations.
Not long after this, I was camped out with the geologist beside the Similkameen River where he showed me the evidence that an ancient channel existed on our claim.
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It was the first mine developed by Americans in the Cadsden Purchase of 1853. A number of small near-surface mines had been operated by Spaniards and Mexicans in the region prior to the arrival of Americans, going back as far as 1740.
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