Hog Mountain Mining, Past and Future
October 2001 by Eddie LoftonWhen you think of gold mining, you probably don’t consider Alabama to be the place to find your treasure. However, in the early 1800s, jobs were few, and the smell of gold drew men into the search. History records 13 districts in which mining was done at all stages—from pick and shovel, to an area like Hog Mountain.
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It was down deeper than I expected for surface trash. It wasn't until I was down six inches that the target screamed from my scoop.
Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
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...these nuggets have not traveled far from the lode because the golden wire lattices would have been torn apart or flattened during weathering of rock and deposition by violent stream action.
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