Most of the gold production of Guilford Co. came from the Gardiner Hill, Lindsay, North States,
and Jacks Hill mines, which are grouped in the southern part of the county, 8-12 mi. sw of Greensboro.
The mines were opened in the early 1850's, but by 1860 most were closed, after a brief revival in the
1880's, they remained closed. No production records were found but value of their ouput was estimated
to be $225,00 including an unknown amount of Cu.
Granite is the bedrock in this area. Gold, which was associated with the sulfides was deposited in quartz
veins containing pyrite, chalcopyrite, and siderite. At depth veins were rich in Cu., which became the
principle commodity as mining progressed. (Source: Pardee and Park, 1948,p.75-76).
indian steve wrote:Howdy all. Are any of ya'll from Patrick, Floyd or Franklin County ? I'm in Patrick and looking for a prospecting or metal detecting buddy. I am a newbee but been a "treasure hunter/ digger for all my 57 years. I would also be interested in meeting any NC people that are close by. I also prospect for old motorcycles if any of ya'll have or know of any. Thanks Steve
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