Gem Discoveries Sought in North Carolina Field
February 2001 by Associated PressThe gem miner who uncovered North America’s largest emerald thinks he’s found a mother-lode of emerald-rich rock in Alexander County.
The Maggie Creek Mining District, of which the Gold Quarry Mine is a part, was first explored in the 1870s. The transcontinental railroad had recently been built through the area. Carlin, a rail stop about 7 miles south of the district...
Well, as they say, "there's a time for everything and everything has it's time"—or something like that!
Q: Can and should you remove their poles and notice right then and there or should you wait until you have convinced them of their trespass?
After a while I got a very nice signal and out came a sweet kidney-shaped bit of gold weighing about three grams.
For a time uranium was more popular with prospectors than gold, but this is no longer true, and it has been decades since it was common to see individuals armed with Geiger counters out in the field.
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