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Location DB > United States > Georgia > Cumming > Sawnee Mountain Mines
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Sawnee Mountain Mines
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 Database Info
created by Ammoclip on 11/10/2010 2:05 AM
last modified by Ammoclip on 11/10/2010 2:15 AM
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 Overview
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 Basic Information
Type: Outdoors
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: not very exciting
 Physical Information
Address
BETTIS TRIBBLE GAP RD
Cumming, Georgia
United States
Owner: Forsyth County, GA
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  •  Hazards
     Interesting Features
    Several caves. Two are identified and located on the park map. Could find archelogical items/tools from the 1800s in the deepest mines. The deeper mines are not easily located on the park map.

    Look on the south face of the eastern ridge.
     Security Measures
     Historical Dates
    Built: 1810
    Closed: 1910
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • head protection
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     History
    When white settlers entered the area in the early 1800’s, a minor chief of the Cherokee Nation welcomed them. A skilled carpenter and farmer, Sawnee helped them build their homes in the area around present-day Cumming. Settlers agreed that Sawnee was one of the kindest and most giving people they had ever known. When he died, the grateful local citizens named the mountain in his memory.


    Even before the major strike at Auraria in 1829, gold had been discovered all over them thar hills and at several sites in present day Forsyth County. As late as the early 1900s, white settlers sunk pits and dug caves all over Sawnee Mountain looking for the yellow metal. The only promising sites were along the south face of the eastern ridge, but mining efforts were eventually abandoned because of the enormous cost of extracting the gold.
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    Mine Scouting.
    Wed, Nov 10th, 2010
    posted by Anonymous
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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 11/11/2010 8:47 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Nov 11 10 at 8:47, Steed validated this location
  • on Nov 11 10 at 6:42, Ammoclip updated gallery picture South Mine
  • on Nov 11 10 at 6:42, Ammoclip updated gallery picture North Mine
  • on Nov 11 10 at 6:41, Ammoclip updated gallery picture Gate bolt.
  • on Nov 11 10 at 6:41, Ammoclip updated gallery picture North Mine.
  • on Nov 11 10 at 6:39, Ammoclip updated gallery picture North Mine
  • on Nov 11 10 at 6:38, Ammoclip updated gallery picture Chief Sawnee
  • on Nov 11 10 at 6:36, Ammoclip updated gallery picture Gate bolt.
  • on Nov 11 10 at 0:02, Opheliaism conditionally validated this location
  • on Nov 10 10 at 23:50, Ammoclip updated gallery picture North Mine
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