Alabama King Mine
“Alabama King Mine” is a past producer deposit site in the Appalachian Highlands of Alabama. It is a small deposit, not considered to be of world-class significance. The Alabama King Mine is near Jacksons’ Gap, Alabama. Historically the site has been part of the Devils Backbone Mining District.
The Alabama King 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. Subsurface depth reaches a maximum of 30 meters (98 feet). The ore mined is composed of gold. The ore body is linear in form of unknown dimensions. The host rock in this area is schist from the Upper Cretaceous epoch 100.50 to 66.00 million years ago. The Piedmont Upland of the Appalachian Highlands characterize the geomorphology of the surrounding area.
Gold deposits are documented at “Alabama King Mine.” Gold is present at a grade sufficient to have a strong effect on the economics of an excavation project. It may even be viable as the only commodity mined.
This deposit has operated in the past as a production but was closed at the time it was surveyed. There were no known plans to reopen it. A underground operation was at this site or proposed for it.
The legend that swirls around the former King Mine, located about three miles west of Chulafinnee. The old mining region is contained in 300 acres now owned by Don Soleman.
According to a survey report in 1896, the Rev, Mr. King Mine (aka as the King Mine) “was reported to have been in operation with a stamp mill in the 1870s; however, work was abandoned due to litigation.”
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Our Town (9 miles away)
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