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Cherokee County South Carolina

There are many gold mines in Cherokee County South Carolina.

MINES:

Bar Kat Mine - this mine is following a rich pyrite vein which was crushed and amalgamated to recover free gold.

Bolin Mine - is a lode gold mine.

Bradley Mine - is located west of Canaan Church.

Darwin Mine - is a lode gold mine.

Dixon Mine - was last worked in 1938, this mine produced primarily copper and lead with gold as a by product.

Eutis Mine - produced copper and lead with gold as a by product.

Hammer Mine - this mine is one of oldest gold mines in the state.

Kennedy Mine - this mine was following some very large and rich quartz veins.

Lockhart Mine - was a lode gold mine.

Love Mine - was a rich producer.

Love Springs Mine - was a lode gold mine.

Lowe Mine - was a lode gold mine.

McGill Mine - followed a rich pyrite vein.

Norris Mine - the mine was a lode gold mine, but around the top of hill, in loose quartz there are nice gold in quartz specimens .

Nott Hill Mine - was a lode mine.

Nuckols Mine - was located close to the Norris and Nott Hill mines.

Palmer Mine - was a lode gold mine.

Southern Gold Mine - this mine is a good producer and for the past few years some production has existed. This mine is primarily copper and lead mine with gold production as a by product.

Wallace Mine - was worked in 1914 and during 1930's, primarily copper and lead with a gold by product gold.

Wilke Mine - this mine had large rich veins of gold.

Wyatt Mine - was a lode mine.

SUGGESTED PROSPECTING AREAS:

Beech Creek - this area has placer possibilities.

Branch Creek - this creek has placer possibilities due to the fact that south of the creek there are several prospects and pits that were operated for placer gold.

Broad River - check the area 1 mile west of Smith's Ford on the Broad River.

Pacolet River - is said to contain placer gold.

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