The Legend Of South Carolina’s Lost Gold Mine Remains A Mystery Today

More than 475 years ago, Spanish explorer, Hernando de Soto, crossed the Savannah River into the territory of present day South Carolina. De Soto lead the first European expedition into the deep South and entered South Carolina on April 21, 1540. His missions were to search for gold and a passage to China – or just to reach the Pacific Coast.

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The location of the rich vein of gold attached to this legend has never been discovered. The legend of South Carolina’s lost gold mine remains a mystery today.