Army corps releases SC gold mine report

Friday, March 14, 2014 9:40 AM
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COLUMBIA — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released its long-awaited draft environmental impact statement on plans to reopen a gold mine in Lancaster County.

The review is part of the process to permit mining operations at the 4,500-acre Haile site northeast of Kershaw.

The study says the project would directly affect 120 acres of wetlands. Mine operators have proposed reducing the impact by protecting 4,300 acres in both the Wateree and Lynches rivers watersheds. The mine operator has proposed an endowment of $9 million to the state Department of Natural Resources Heritage Trust Program.

The study found more than $1 billion would be spent developing and operating the mine during the 15 years it’s expected to be in operation. A public hearing on the study will be held next month.

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Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 03/14/14 - 09:20 am
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Riverman1 03/14/14 - 09:21 am
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Wow, THAT kind of gold is in

1$ BILLION...Wow, THAT kind of gold is in SC?

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Barry Paschal 03/14/14 - 01:16 pm
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Gold

There's significant gold vein running from McDuffie/Wilkes county up through McCormick County. The mining stopped more than 100 years ago, but with modern mining techniques they could probably be reopened.

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Gardencity1 03/14/14 - 02:25 pm
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Barry Paschal

Barry that gives me a little gold fever. Very cool. Thanks for sharing.

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Riverman1 03/14/14 - 06:20 pm
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SC Gold

I read that old mine site they want to reopen in Lancaster County, SC was once one of the largest producing gold mines east of the Mississippi. It was called the Haile Mine. Man, I wish I could find gold on my land. Heh.

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LillyfromtheMills 03/14/14 - 09:48 pm
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What's that old saying about

Sitting on a gold mine :)

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LillyfromtheMills 03/15/14 - 12:17 pm
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Cool B4

I'll be out there Running Bare looking for gold - spring, please come

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