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The Haile gold mine is located in north-central South Carolina, approximately mid-way between Columbia, SC and Charlotte, NC, near Kershaw in Lancaster County (Figure 1).

The Haile gold mine has a long and colorful history. Gold was first discovered in 1827 or 1828 as placer in Haile Gold Mine Creek. The lode sources were discovered during the early years of placer mining and activity soon shifted to shallow open-pit and underground mining. The most productive periods of mining occurred between 1888-1908 and 1936-1942. Piedmont Mining Company resumed mining in 1985 and recovered 85,000 ounces of gold between April, 1985...

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