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SC Gold Strike

SC Gold Strike

Pour a mug of GOLD! Chocolate with a cinnamon swirl.

All flavored coffees will come ground. Whole beans are not available at this time.


Information on the rear label:

Serious Gold mining began in SC around 1827 when Benjamin Haile, a Lancaster County resident, noticed gold in a stream. Haile made the first shipment of SC gold to the U.S. Mint in 1829. Gold deposits were also discovered in Chesterfield, Fairfield.York and Spartanburg counties. Around 1852, in McCormick County, William Dorn made a gold strike that would make him one of the richest men in the upstate. Pre-war mining in SC peaked around 1852, and mining declined during the Civil War. In 1865, General Sherman sacked the Haile mine; a mineral supplier for the Confederacy. Effective mining did not resume until the late 1880s. The Haile mine was purchased by a New Yorker who owned the Hobkirk Inn in Camden. Technology and profits were poor until 1888 when mining advances were made. The Haile mine processed one hundred tons of ore daily in the 1890s. Mines were largely dormant from 1900 to 1937. In 1934, the U.S. increased the price of gold which spurred new activity. In 1937 the Haile mine was rejuvenated and became the leading producer of gold in the southeast. In 1942, World War II brought an end to gold mining. SC mines.recieved renewed intrest in the `70s and `80s. The Haile mine reopened in 1981, and by the 1990s mining had also resumed at Brewer, Ridgeway, and Barite Hill. SC ranked sixth in the nation in production in 1992. Today, SC is still actively mining gold.

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