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The Iola mine group is made up of four once active gold mines, the Iola, Washington, Golconda and Uwarra gold mines. Although this group of mines were some of the most productive gold mines in North Carolina for a number of years, and according to published records, some of the best managed, they had a relatively short life span for reasons unknown.
In processing gold, silver and other valuable ores, the minerals containing the values, such as metallic gold, silver-bearing sulfides or other minerals, must be freed from the surrounding host rock before those valuable minerals can be captured.
During the great uranium rush of the late 1940s, thousands of prospectors spread out all over the western United States sampling rock outcrops for traces of radioactivity.
History may not exactly repeat itself, but we have once again been receiving a double-dose of headlines regarding gold for the second straight month as the yellow metal has soared to yet another series of records,
The Bawl Mill • Gem Theft in Tucson • BLM 3809 Final Rule Implications • Winter Dredging • Selecting a Gold Recovery System • Placer Diamonds in Venezuela • Picks & Pans: Leon Always Finds the Most Gold • Company Notes • The Swift Shore Mine 1862—Present • Placer Gold in the Black Hills, South Dakota • Platinum and Diamond Discoveries Shine New Light on Historic Alaska Gold-Mining District • GATA Update • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices