There's gold in them sandhills ... and Canadian firm hopes to mine it from Haile site

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By Johnathan Ryan

There's gold in them sandhills ... and Canadian firm hopes to mine it from Haile site

KERSHAW _ Col. Benjamin Haile first discovered gold in Ledbetter Creek near a grist mill on his plantation in 1827.

Since then, many people have found gold in this part of South Carolina's sandhills. Various operations have come and gone after millions of dollars in gold were mined from the site, long ago named the Haile Gold Mine after the man who first found gold there.

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