Haile Gold Mine

Haile Gold Mine (HMFUD)

Location: Kershaw, SC 29067 Lancaster County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 34.51', W 80° 33.309'

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In 1827 Benjamin Haile (1768-1842) found gold here while panning in the streams on his plantation. After he found gold ore as well, Haile set up a mining operation. By 1837 the Haile Gold Mine included a 5-stamp mill, with steel stamps or pestles that crushed ore into dust from which gold was extracted. Haile leased small plots to entrepreneurs who used slave labor to mine gold.

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The mine was not successful until the 1880s, when its owners hired Adolf Thies (1832-1917), a German mining engineer who perfected a new extraction process. A 60-stamp mill processed 100 tons a day, producing more gold than any mine east of the Mississippi. After a deadly boiler explosion in 1908, the mine closed in 1912. It operated briefly during World Wars I and II and the 1990s.
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HM NumberHMFUD
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Marker Number29-27
Year Placed2004
Placed ByLancaster County Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 7:06am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 540802 N 3826022
Decimal Degrees34.57516667, -80.55515000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 34.51', W 80° 33.309'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 34' 30.60" N, 80° 33' 18.54" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4400 Haile Gold Mine Rd, Kershaw SC 29067, US
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