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Heritage Gold Mine Park


Heritage Gold Mine Park
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Address:
209B North Mine Street
McCormick, SC 29835

Contact:
706-877-3080

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Historic SitesAfrican American Heritage

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19th century gold mine

This gold mine is an area of 19th century mining operations, and was one of the most important mining sites in the state. The mine was struck in 1852 by William Dorn, who excavated nearly 1 million dollars in gold before the vein was exhausted. Dorn used enslaved African Americans to excavate the dirt and employed several types of mills to process the gold. Dorn became wealthy but lost much after the Civil War. Now the Heritage Gold Mine offers folks guided or self-guided tours, and even an opportunity to really pan for gold! Gold Rush Day is a favorite event here every third Saturday in September.