Fluvanna and Goochland County line. Yes, I had the chance to do some prospecting there. There was a couple very serious attempts to revive the last standing historic gold mine in Virginia. This was called the Moss Goldmine. Several of us invested in an attempt to revive this old mine but unfortunately we would later learn that it was not destined to happen.
Some people will tell you we all got scammed, some people believe it WAS an honest attempt. What ever the story, each day passes and the chances for reviving this old mine get slimmer and slimmer...the old mill house continues to deteriorate and turn to dust.
Here is what the mill house for the Moss Gold mine looked like in the early spring of 2006. The ore shaft that extends off the front of this house still has 2 ore carts full of ore buried 125 feet below the surface
Here is another angle of the mill house. An ore track extended off the left side of this house and fed a tailing pile
Here you can see some of the foundations for the crushers and in the lower left corner you can see where the
roof has collapsed. The weather continues to ravage the building
Structure wise 80 percent of the building was still sound
Here is 4WD standing by the ore tipple that was fed by the main shaft
Here is one of the jaw crushers that was used the last time this mine was in operation in the 1990's
And the ball mill, these were for sale five years ago, sadly, I believe they are all gone now
Four of us purchased the 28,000 ton tailing pile. We did find traces of gold but unfortunately the lack of water made this impossible to work. Here is the old thread:http://au-prospecting.com/gold1/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=906&p=5612#p5612
Bob and I did manage to prospecting the creek on the mine site. Here is the thread:http://au-prospecting.com/gold1/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1055&p=6828#p6828
As of today, resurrecting this old mine is still a possibility, however lacking the $ 500,000 purchase price, the outlook doesn't look good.
The Fluvanna/Goochland county line is a historically rich area. This is the story of one of the mines.
I will also add the Tellurium gold mine property, all 800 acres, is also on the market.