FIRST IN GOLD
North Carolina's gold mining tradition is long-standing. In fact, it has the oldest gold mining heritage in America. In addition to being the site of America's first discovery of gold, North Carolina was the largest producer of gold for the first half of the 19th century.
The United States Geological Survey released a report stating that North Carolina covers part of a region that has "major potential for containing large undiscovered deposits of gold..." When you pair this potential with the current price of gold, it is no wonder why the Carolina's are currently experiencing a gold boom.*
Most of North Carolina's known gold deposits can be found in the Piedmont region, which holds a large portion of the Carolina Slate Belt. This geologic formation contains volcanic-rich rock, which is associated with the formation of gold deposits. We are concentrating our efforts on a region of the Carolina Slate Belt that resides within the borders of North Carolina's "Gold Triangle".
*Prospecting and Mining Journal, July 2012 (Vol. 81, No. 11)