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Mining - Randolph Shaft

Randolph Shaft, 800 Foot Level 

The Randolph Shaft was the deepest shaft in the area.  During the time gold was mined in the shaft, it reached a depth of about 750 feet.  Later, when copper was mined, the depth was extended to 800 feet and the deeper the shaft was dug, the higher the copper content of the ore. 

Raphael Tuck & Sons’ Postcard Series No. 0173 “Salisbury, NC”

Buerbaum Bookstore Salisbury, NC


Glass, Brent D. King Midas and Old Rip: the Gold Hill Mining District of North Carolina UNC-Chapel Hill Dissertation, 1980

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