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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Gold in South Carolina

During the 18th and 19th centuries, gold was discovered in a belt of country running from the Saluda River (in Edgefield County) to the Savannah River. It touches the Saluda near Higgins Ferry and runs in a southwesterly direction near Richardsville, then crosses Mountain Creek in the lower part of Abbeville and crosses the Savannah River into Georgia. Dorns Mine was owned by Dr. John Lake in the 19th century in lower Abbeville. It was in this gold belt that Mr. Calhoun had. Rich mine near Dahlonega, Georgia.

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