VA-F18 Goldvein

Marker text: GOLDVEIN

Thomas Jefferson stated in NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA (1782) that he found gold bearing rock weighing approximately four pounds near this site. Among the 19 gold mines that have been in operation since then in the area, the Franklin and the Liberty were the most productive producing 6259 ounces of gold as recently as 1936.

Erected by the Citizens of Fauquier County, 1982

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