South Carolina is home to a park that features an 1850s gold mine that recovered a million dollars worth of gold in a period of less than 10 years in the 1850s. Heritage Gold Mine Park in McCormick is both a living testament to the gold rush era and the dreams of one man, Billy Dorn, who struck the mine in 1852.
Heritage Gold Mine Park is open seasonally from May to October on the first and third Saturdays of the month from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pan for gold and keep what you find! Learn more from the official website for the park.
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