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Chatsworth Mine Ships First Gold, 1904

From The Murray News
published at Spring Place, Ga., July 1, 1904

THE FIRST GOLD FROM THIS COUNTY
Shipped Monday to Mint at Charlotte

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THREE AND A HALF OUNCES IN WEIGHT
AND VALUED AT $70
Product of Seven Tons of Ore

The first gold ever shipped to a mint from Murray county left here Monday for Charlotte, N.C.

It was a three and a half ounce nugget from the mine of the Cohutta Gold Mining Co., the product of seven tons of ore, and was bought for $70 by Mr. W. J. Johnson, of this city, who sent it on to the mint.

The ore from which this gold was separated was classed as the poorest in the mine, yet yielded an average of $10 per ton, and the lessees feel very greatly pleased over their prospect. It is their intention to immediately proceed to work on a much larger scale, as what they have done up to the present time has been considerably in the nature of an experiment.

A roadway will be built up the mountain at once and the present three-stamp mill will be superseded by a ten-stamp mill, with an average daily capacity of eighteen to twenty tons.

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