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Vein Qartz in Gold Mine (North Carolina)

The Site is located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina at an elevation of approximately 575 feet above mean sea level. 

There are approximately 30 mines within a radius of approximately 8 miles. Most of these are producing gold. The gold mines closest to the Site are the Morrison Mine 1.5 miles to the southwest; the Roger Mine 1.6 miles to the southwest; and the Pioneer Mills shafts about 2 miles to the southwest of the Site.

These studies began with soil sampling and progressed to geologic mapping of saprolites and occasional fresh outcrops, geophysical studies, and eventually core drilling.