The Iola Mine Group, Montgomery County, North Carolina
January 2005 by Sam E. Phifer, P.G.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.
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The story began in a southern Arizona mountain range...
Imagine the liability protection of a corporation and the pass-through tax benefits of a partnership in one entity for your mining or prospecting operation.
So much of gold detecting depends on attention to detail. Every gold area offers its own distinct geological markers and as prospectors we must pick up on those markers.
Any good books on mineralized faults and contacts?
It is with regret that we let our readers know about the passing of four respected members of the mining and prospecting community who have been lost in the past several months.
The favorable geology of the northeastern and central parts of the Seven Troughs Range are the parts most interesting to prospectors. They are underlain by a thick sequence of Tertiary volcanic rocks, mostly rhyolites and andesites.
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