The search by European settlers for sources of iron in North Carolina began with the earliest explorations. Members of Sir Walter Raleigh's first expedition to Roanoke Island and the Chowan River Valley in 1585 reported two iron ore discoveries. Over time, three localities with substantial iron ore deposits were to play a modest role in the economic history of the state.
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Production increased greatly after 1948 to the extent that, for the most of the 1960's, South Carolina was the second largest producer of kyanite in the entire country. By the time mining operations ceased in 1966 the top of the knob had been completely removed and its
South Carolina has 474 identified mines listed in The Diggings. The most commonly listed primary commodities in South Carolina mines are Gold , Iron , and Titanium .At the time these mines were surveyed, 46 mines in South Carolina were observed to have ore mineralization in an outcrop, shallow pit, or isolated drill holeknown as an occurance mine. 1 South Carolina has 81 prospect mines
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In 1882 a railroad facilitated movement of the ore to the furnace. The ore, low in silica and phosphorus, was characterized as the largest deposit of Bessemer ore in the South. By 1974 it was the only active iron mine left in North Carolina.