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The Brewer Gold Mine is situated within the Carolina Slate Belt of the Piedmont physiographic province approximately 1 km west of Jefferson, SC and 13 km northeast of the Haile Gold Mine, Kershaw, SC (Figure 1). Regionally, the mine is located about 80 km southeast of Charlotte, NC and 80 km northeast of Columbia, SC.

The mine was discovered in 1828 and began as a placer operation. Butler (1985) provides a chronological history of production. Historic production was from four main pits that are, from largest to smallest, Brewer, Hartman, Hilford Cut, and Topaz. Minor underground workings were developed...

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