Glacial Gold in the Midwest
September 2010 by Chuck LassiterAlthough the potential for fortunes to be made from the commercial mining of this rich glacial gravel conceivably exists, so far no large mining company has shown any serious interest in it.
South Carolina's last operating mine, Kennecott Ridgeway, processed the final gold and silver it had extracted from two pits in southern Fairfield County. But even though the mining and processing is done, the work at Kennecott is far from over...
I hit bedrock at two feet and followed it down as it appeared that I was on the edge of a rib that ran with the river. This was beginning to look very promising and I was seeing some small gold—pieces and flakes—in the header of my sluice box.
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Fascinated by the sapphires—and the gold that occured with them—he was soon buying parcels of property and setting up his own commercial-scale gravel processing plants.
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