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Haile Gold Mine - OU0AE4

 Gold Mine Historic Marker

Hidden by  ithink314

N 34° 34.507' W 80° 33.307' (WGS84)

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 Location: United States > South Carolina
 Cache Type: Virtual
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Time: 0:07 h   Distance to Travel: 3.14 mi
 Date Hidden: 18 December 2017
 Date Created: 18 December 2017
 Last Modified: 18 December 2017
 Waypoint: OU0AE4

 


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When I visited the Welsh Station / Kershaw Depot in Kershaw, SC, I saw a sign for Haile Gold Mine at the station, and thought it was something interesting. On the way out of town, heading northeast to a couple other OCUS virtuals, I was surprised to see the actual, very large site of Haile Gold Mine. I didn't stop, and in fact was very careful to maintain steady speed and smooth control of my car, because I had a police car behind me on my way along Gold Mine Highway (601), and I ain't from around here. Later I was pleased to learn this gold mine has a long and interesting history, and has actually recently re-opened, although under non-US ownership of OceanaGold Corporation (OceanaGold), a Canadian-Australian firm producing gold and copper.

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References:

https://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=23908

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kershaw,_South_Carolina

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_mining_in_the_United_States#South_Carolina

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OceanaGold#United_States

 

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12 19 December 2017 TermiteHunter OC Team comment

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