Pine Mountain Gold Mine

The most interesting thing about touring the old mine was discovering that I live just a few miles from a fault.

The most interesting thing about touring the old mine was discovering that I live just a few miles from a fault.

This is about 10 miles from my house.

This is about 10 miles from my house.

Today my neighbor Cindy and I took her border collie and Sheba to the old Pine Mountain Gold Mine in Villa Rica, GA.

We took the 3-mile walking tour of the mining facility ruins, then left the dogs in the van with the air conditioner running while we visited the museum.  Then we retrieved the dogs and enjoyed a people/doggie picnic lunch.

Such a wonderful day!

We passed on the opportunity to pan for gold.

While I found the mining info fascinating, the two things that impacted me the most is that the Cherokee were run out of NW Georgia due to mining claims — and the fact that I am so close to a major fault line.mine3

If the New Madrid ever produces the Big One, we’ll probably get some action, too!

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treatment tank

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Ore stocking bins

Ore stocking bins

 

old buildings

koi pond and waterfall

My favorite part of the tour -- finding pink ladyslippers.  :)

My favorite part of the tour — finding pink ladyslippers. 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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