Revenge of the Phoenix

North Carolina Geological Survey links:

North Carolina Geological Survey (NCGS) Open-File Report

1955 excavation of Phoenix Gold Mine pump shaft

In early 1955 the caved Phoenix pump shaft was evacuated with a crane and clam shell.
Phoenix Gold Mine, Head Frame 11/22/55
Phoenix Gold Mine, Shaft Collar 11/22/55

Furniss Mine, Head frame 1960 Erected in 1955

USDA aerial photograph 4/23/56,

Harold Nash's 1985 map ---Phoenix Pump Shaft and Phoenix Shaft

GPS location of Furniss Shaft:

North Carolina Geological Survey (NCGS) Open-File Report 2000-2
Mines and Prospects - Cabarrus County, NC,
by Jeffrey C. Reid and Michael A. Medina.
Furniss Mine: Latitude 35.3528 , Longitude -80.4936

GIS Location: First lot to the south east at the intersection of Waldens Pond and Pond Landing, Cabarrus Co., NC