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Gold Deposit Maps
Preliminary map showing location of principal gold deposits in North Carolina, by N.C. Geological Survey, Bulletin 3, Plate 1 (1896)
Shows counties, cities and towns, soil types, gold and copper deposits, and natural features. Red dots indicate location of gold deposits.
Geological Map of North Carolina
This map is an enlarged black and white print of a portion of 1887 Geological Map of N.C. by Joseph Austin Holmes. Symbols are used to indicate the locations of iron, gold, silver, and silver and lead deposits. The region along the Uwharrie River with gold deposits is highlighted on the map.
Gold Mine Maps
Map of Cane Creek Gold Mines, Chatham County, North Carolina, by Lucy Worth Jackson, circa 1877.
The area shown by this map is located in the vicinity of the McBane Mill near the intersection of Greenhill Road and North Carolina Highway 87.
Sketch map of Portis Mine, Franklin Co., North Carolina. circa 1910s.
Annotated blue print of manuscript map. Oriented with north toward right.
Barringer Gold Mine, Stanly County, North Carolina, The Whitney Company (early 1900s)
"A map of Barringer Mine in the early 1900s. It shows the vertical air shaft and branching mining tunnels of one section (at its deepest, the mine reaches nearly 400 ft.). Image courtesy of Joe Carter." Barringer Gold Mine, named after Matthias Barringer, was located in Montgomery County (later Stanly County). In 1825, it was site of the first gold vein discovered in the Southern Piedmont.
Gold Mining in North Carolina
Maps from "Gold deposits of the southern Piedmont"
Gold Hill Mines, Rowan County, NC
Map of Gold Hill & Vicinity, by Ebenezer Emmons, 1856
Shows a plan of the mines in the Gold Hill area, showing shafts, veins, and roads. Inset map shows "Ground Plan of the Honeycutt Workings. From Geological report of the midland counties of North Carolina by Ebenezer Emmons. See "Publications Online" for full report.
Gold Hill Mining District map, by Francis Baker Laney, pub. Norris Peters Co., circa 1908. Bulletin 21, Plate 3.
This map (Plate 3) portrays the Gold Hill district in Rowan and Cabarrus counties and shows the locations of mines. Original color print map sized 2.6 x 1.7 feet.
See "Publications Online" to view Bulletin 21.
Gold Hill Mining District – Rowan and Cabarrus Counties, North Carolina
"Interactive map of the Gold Hill Mining District with major mines indicated with annotation. The Gold Hill Historic Park occupies land that was part of the Gold Hill Mine. Base map from Pratt (1908)." This site uses maps from The Gold Hill Mining District of North Carolina, Bulletin 21, by Francis Baker Laney.
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