“This document contains an overview of the Carolina gold mining industry that discusses its historic development and significance. Also included is a description of procedures used for mining and handling gold ore in the Carolinas.” (PDF)
This report is a compilation of information on the metal mines of the slate belt in North Carolina. Each mine description includes a detailed location, history, and condition of the deposit. Mines are organized by county. (PDF)
See "Maps Online" for companion map.
Using personal correspondence, geological surveys, travelers’ accounts, and tools and methodologies borrowed from other studies of mineral extraction, this thesis argues that gold mining in North Carolina was an important aspect of southern antebellum industry.
This North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey, Bulletin No. 21, published in 1910, contains geography, history, and maps of the Gold Hill Mining District.
See "Maps Online" for Gold Hill Mining District map (Plate 3), which does not appear in this online version of Bulletin 21.
Description of collection of records of Rowan County, N.C., mining firms, including the Gold Hill Mining Company, the Gold Hill Consolidated Company, and more. Guide to the Microfilm Edition of Slavery in Antebellum Southern Industries, Series B, UNC Chapel Hill, Image 23 (page 13).
"The McCulloch Gold Mill is significant to the history of the gold mining and processing in nineteenth century North Carolina as the only known example of an antebellum gold mill engine house in the state. It was built in 1832 by Charles McCulloch, an entrepreneur from South Carolina." (PDF)
Published in Economic Geology, v. 102, pp. 239–256 (2007 version). "The Russell mine, one of the larger producers in North Carolina, is located in the central Uwharrie Mountains, and produced over 470 kg of gold." Located in northern Montgomery County. (PDF)
Church was built in 1843 for Irish immigrant gold miners and was the fourth Catholic church built in North Carolina. St. Joseph's is the oldest standing Catholic Church in the state. This 1989 proposal includes historical sketch of the church.