Mining Part 2: Important Minerals, Gems, and Rocks Mined,
Gold. Precious metal found as grains and nuggets in the middle and western counties. With the first authenticated discovery in 1799 in Cabarrus County (followed by finds in Stanly, Union, Davidson, Guilford, and Randolph Counties), North Carolina produced the nation’s gold supply from 1803 to 1848. Mining continued up to 1971, although little,Secret of Hidden Wake Forest Confederate Gold Uncovered,,Nov 18, 2013· Of all the stories we found in our research, most seemed to focus on a route from Georgia to Charlotte, North Carolina and not over on our beautiful section of the State. Some of the other rumors include: $30 Million in gold buried outside of Savannah, Georgia, a hub of minting, trading, and gold mining before it fell to Union forces.Public - Clemson University, South Carolina,The specimen below (BCGM 443) is a typical green beryl crystal in a matrix of smoky quartz from Alexander County, North Carolina. Garnet (iron aluminum silicate): Almandine variety garnets are the most common in the Upstate of South Carolina. Almandine crystals are typically dodecahedral or trapezohedral and are red in color.