The Reynolds (Star) Gold Mine
September 2003 by Sam E. Phifer, P.G.The Reynolds gold mine is located approximately 6 miles northeast of the town of Troy, North Carolina, the county seat of Montgomery County. According to old reports, the mine was discovered around 1800. Production reports from the mine are sketchy, but mention the occurrence of telluride minerals associated with the gold. Early work was apparently confined to a number of quartz veins that traverse the property in a northeasterly direction.
Charles L. Butler
1920 - 2014
“When the mine is in full operation, it will be the biggest private sector employer in Ferry County and bring significant economic benefits to the region..."
If you think all the vein gold near the surface has been dug up—think again! A weekend prospector recently came into the lab with a shoe-box full of samples that were from ten to fifty percent native crystalline gold on dirty white quartz.
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