Ore Knob Copper Mine NCpedia

2006-1-1  The Ore Knob Copper Mine in Ashe County was first conceived in the spring of 1854, when John Mason Lillard of Decatur, Meigs County, Tenn., channeled his resources into the organization of the Meigs County & Virginia Mining Company and the Decatur Mining Company. Lillard managed the original opening of the Ore Knob Copper Mine

Ashe from the Past: Ore Knob Copper Mine

2018-9-19  The Museum of Ashe County History’s Ore Knob Copper Mine exhibit features a mannequin in a bucket being pulled up from the bottom of the shaft. Museum curator Don Long said the display represents mine workers pulling the chain to ring the bell signaling to

Ore Knob Mine Museum of Ashe County History

Ore Knob Mine. Stepping through the door of what used to be the Register of Deeds vault transports the visitor into the historic Ore Knob Copper Mine. The life-sized diorama includes a 19 th century miner (pictured above) as well as a 20 th century miner

Ore Knob Mine, Ore Knob, Ashe Co., North Carolina,

A copper mine located on state highway 88, just North of Ore Knob (populated place) in East-central Ashe Co. This is a closed site and has been reclaimed by the state and EPA. Select Mineral List Type Standard Detailed Gallery Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Ore KnOb Mine North Carolina

2018-6-19  Ore Knob Mine is a former copper mine which was operated intensively from 1871 to 1883. Then limited mining activities took place until 1957 when it was operated by Appalachian Sulphides Inc. For the next five to six years, the mining company extracted

Ore Knob Mine Near Glendale Springs, North Carolina

The Ore Knob Mine is near Glendale Springs, North Carolina and is part of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The site was first discovered in 1855. The Ore Knob Mine was closed at the time of data entry with no known plans to re-open. Mine operations consist of underground workings. There is one known shaft.

Ore Knob Mine NPL Site North Carolina

2016-11-21  The Ore Knob Mine National Priorities List (“Superfund”) site is located in Ashe County, North Carolina, eight miles east of the town of Jefferson. Copper minin g occurred intermittently at the Ore Knob Mine from the 1850s through 1962. The site consists of three principal areas; the 19. th century operations area, the 1950s mine and mill area, and

Copper from Ore Knob Mine, Ore Knob, Ashe Co.,

8.2km (5.1 miles) ⓘ Lichtenstein Prospect (Church Copper Prospect), Ashe Co., North Carolina, USA 28.3km (17.6 miles) ⓘ Osborne Prospect, Grayson Co., Virginia, USA 55.5km (34.5 miles) ⓘ Buckeye Creek Prospect, Watauga Co., North Carolina, USA 65.8km (40.9 miles) ⓘ Fairmont Copper Mine (Fairmount Copper Mine), Cranberry Creek Segment, Gossan Lead Mining District, Southern Section

Ore Knob Mine dlrides

ORE KNOB COPPER MINE OF ASHE COUNTY. (Information by Messrs. John Dent and H. D. Baker.) About nine miles east of Jefferson, is the Ore Knob Copper mine in Ashe county, which was first opened and worked for iron by Meredith Ballou, a Frenchman, many years ago. He mined the ore and hauled it to his forge at the mouth of Helton creek, and made wrought iron of it; but it was found to contain too

Ore Knob Mine Murders, Ashe County, NC Doc's

Ore Knob Mine Murders, Ashe County, NC While talking with a friend at a dinner party this past weekend, the subject of Big Peak Creek came up. I was asking about the water quality problems endured by the local people related to contamination of the ground water from the nearby old Ore Knob copper and mica mine operations, the mine itself dating back to before the Civil War.

Ore Knob Mine Museum of Ashe County History

Stepping through the door of what used to be the Register of Deeds vault transports the visitor into the historic Ore Knob Copper Mine. The life-sized diorama includes a 19 th century miner (pictured above) as well as a 20 th century miner drilling to place dynamite.. Artifacts from the mine include hard hats, a dynamite blasting box, an unusual ore cart, and more!

Ore Knob Copper Mine information and photos

Ore Knob consists of three distinct areas of former mining activity: the 19th century operations area, 1950s mine and mill, and the main tailings pile or tailings impoundment. The mine intermittently produced copper ore from the 1850s to 1962, with most mining occurring in 1873 to 1883 and 1957 to 1962.

Ore KnOb Mine North Carolina

2018-6-19  Ore Knob Mine is a former copper mine which was operated intensively from 1871 to 1883. Then limited mining activities took place until 1957 when it was operated by Appalachian Sulphides Inc. For the next five to six years, the mining company extracted the ore from 11 openings and one main shaft. Ore was then ground

The Ore Knob massive sulfide copper deposit, North

The Ore Knob massive sulfide copper deposit, North Carolina Arthur R. Kinkel. Arthur R. Kinkel Search for other works by this author on: GSW. Ore Knob mine; Latitude & Longitude N33°49'60" N36°34'60", W84°15'00" W75°30'00" View Full GeoRef Record. POWERED BY .

Ore Knob Mine in Jefferson, North Carolina

"Copper mine operated one mile north in the 1870s & 1880s. Site of Ore Knob, boom mining town, chartered 1875." During the 1850s, a vein of copper ore was discovered two miles from the New River in southeastern Ashe County. A group of investors from Meigs County, Tennessee, developed the Ore Knob Mine, which commenced production in February 1855.

Ore Knob Mine Historical Marker hmdb

Copper mine operated intermittently, 1850s to 1962. Site of Ore Knob, boom mining town, incorporated 1875. Shafts 1 mile north. Erected 2016 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number M-28.) Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Natural Resources. Location.

Ore Knob Mine HC 1-8-16 Final ncpublichealth

2016-11-21  The Ore Knob Mine site was listed on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 2009 (EPA ID: NCN000409895). A North Carolina Division of Public Health’s (N.C. DPH) priority is to make sure the community near the Ore Knob Mine NPL site has the best science information available to

Ore Knob Mine NPL Site Public Health Assessment

2016-11-21  across Little Peak Creek Road, at the end of Ore Knob Mine Road. The 19. th. Century Operations area extends about 10 acres near the top of Ore Knob and the Main Tailings Impoundment extends about 20 acres. Copper mining occurred intermittently at the Ore Knob Mine from the 1850s through 1962. Waste from site operations is known to have

Site Profile Ore Knob Mine Site EPA OSC Response

All of the seeps on the dam face exceeded surface water quality criteria applicable to Ore Knob Branch by factors of five or more for aluminum, copper, iron, manganese, silver, zinc, and sulfate when sampled recently. Sampling has also shown impacts from the tailings impoundment to

Jefferson BOA gets update about Ore Knob water line

2015-3-1  According to epa.gov, water at the Ore Knob Mine site was compromised due to periodic copper mining from the 1850s until 1962. The area contains contaminated surface water, groundwater, sediment and soil resulting from mining operations.

Ore Knob Copper Mine information and photos

Ore Knob consists of three distinct areas of former mining activity: the 19th century operations area, 1950s mine and mill, and the main tailings pile or tailings impoundment. The mine intermittently produced copper ore from the 1850s to 1962, with most mining occurring in 1873 to 1883 and 1957 to 1962.

Ore KnOb Mine North Carolina

2018-6-19  Ore Knob Mine is a former copper mine which was operated intensively from 1871 to 1883. Then limited mining activities took place until 1957 when it was operated by Appalachian Sulphides Inc. For the next five to six years, the mining company extracted the ore from 11 openings and one main shaft. Ore was then ground

The Ore Knob massive sulfide copper deposit, North

The Ore Knob massive sulfide copper deposit, North Carolina Arthur R. Kinkel. Arthur R. Kinkel Search for other works by this author on: GSW. Ore Knob mine; Latitude & Longitude N33°49'60" N36°34'60", W84°15'00" W75°30'00" View Full GeoRef Record. POWERED BY .

Ore Knob Mine NPL Site Public Health Assessment

2016-11-21  across Little Peak Creek Road, at the end of Ore Knob Mine Road. The 19. th. Century Operations area extends about 10 acres near the top of Ore Knob and the Main Tailings Impoundment extends about 20 acres. Copper mining occurred intermittently at the Ore Knob Mine from the 1850s through 1962. Waste from site operations is known to have

Concentrations and sources of trace metals in water

The Ore Knob Copper Mine located near Jefferson, North Carolina, operated from 1850 to 1962;mine tailings from the mine were disposed of behind an earthen dam located in the headwaters of Ore Knob Branch, a tributary to Peak Creek. As a result of groundwater contamination, the EPAplaced the mine on the National Priority List in 2009. The erosion of mine tailings also releasedtoxic trace metals

Ore Knob Mine saga: Wilkes author’s book recalls

2013-10-9  Copies of “The Ore Knob Mine Murders: The Crimes, the Investigation and the Trials” are available locally at Rhoades Book Store on Ninth Street, North Wilkesboro, at

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The substrates of Ore Knob Branch and those sections of Little Peak Creek and Peak Creek that receive drainage from the mine site are extensively armored from metal precipitates. For nearly 3 miles from its confluence with Ore Knob Branch to the South Fork of the New River, Peak Creek is essentially biologically sterile.

Jefferson BOA gets update about Ore Knob water line

2015-3-1  According to epa.gov, water at the Ore Knob Mine site was compromised due to periodic copper mining from the 1850s until 1962. The area contains contaminated surface water, groundwater, sediment and soil resulting from mining operations.

Peculiar Knob Iron Ore Mine Department for Energy

2021-2-22  Resource: Iron ore Hematite Fe 2 O 3: Operator: Peak Iron Pty Ltd. Southern Iron Pty Ltd. Status: Operating: Mining operation: Open cut iron ore mine; following extraction ore will be placed on a run of mine pad for storage prior to being trucked via a specifically designed haul road to a rail/loop siding approximately 0.5 km north of the existing Wirrida siding on the Adelaide to Darwin

Gap Creek Mine Near Deep Gap, North Carolina The

first opened as a gold mine in 1856. the mine was first worked for copper about 1885 by the copper knob mining company, with the ore being hauled to marion, virginia. about 1912, a mr. ames of salisburg, n. c. put in two drifts. a few years later, the monation mining company of new york apparently had control of the mine.