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Cousin Jacks and the Tarheel Gold Boom: Cornish Miners in North Carolina, 1830-1880

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In the early 19th century, North Carolina experienced the first fold mining boom in North America. By the 1830s a federal branch mint had been built in Charlotte and occupations in gold production were second only to agriculture. North Carolina's mines received a great deal of attention from northern and foreign venture capitalists, who brought not only investment but skilled labor and management to the deep mines of the Piedmont. Many of these skilled miners were Cornishmen, who brought their mining heritage, refined over centuries of experience, into this new field of opportunity.
North Carolina Geographer (NoCar F 254.8 N67), Vol. 5 Issue , Winter 1996, p1-10, map, bibl, f