12/30/2012 — South Carolina Explosion seen on RADAR — ‘Nott Hill Gold Mine’ listed by USGS at same location

Explosion seen on RADAR .. from South Carolina — coming from an OLD GOLD MINE .

“Nott Hill Mine” shown on google earth, listed by the USGS as a “gold mine”.


view here: (timestamps are UTC and Z respectively)


archived RADAR here:



nexrad south carolina plume dec 30 2012

approximate plume coordinates:

 34°53’0.39″N ,  81°38’42.45″W


click picture to enlarge:

nott hill mine explosion south carolina dec 30 2012


information on the gold mine from the Department of Interior:



Nott Hill Mine

By: longnempty
Date: 2009-07-08

U.S. Geological Survey > Mineral Resources

Nott Hill Mine

Record 10226242 of the Mineral Resources Data System

Operation type Underground
Development status Past Producer
Ore minerals or materials
Mineral deposit model
Primary commodities Gold
Secondary commodities
Tertiary commodities

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Data for 10226242

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Site identification
Deposit identification number 10226242
MRDS identification number
MAS/MILS identification number 0450210046
Name of the site, deposit, or operation Nott Hill Mine
Previous names
Geographic location
Latitude 34.90261
Longitude -81.64543
Geographic region NA
Country name United States
State name South Carolina
County name Cherokee
Site characteristics
Operation type Underground
Deposit type
Production size
Development status Past Producer
Ore minerals or materials
Gangue minerals or materials
Other minerals or materials
Ore body form
Workings type
Mineral deposit model
Alteration processes
Concentration processes
Ore controls
Reporter Eastern Field Operations Center (EFOC)
Host rock unit name
Host rock type
Associated rock unit name
Associated rock type
Structural characteristics
Tectonic setting
References {Deposit:: MCCAULEY, CAMILLA K & BUTLER, J ROBERT, 1966, SC DIV OF GEOL}{Deposit:: BULL 32, PP. 35-36.}{Deposit:: PARDEE, J T & PARK, JR, C F, 1948, USGS PROF PAPER 213,P 105}
Modifier for YR_FST_PRD
Year of first production
Modifier for YR_LST_PRD
Year of last production
Modifier for DISC_YR
Discovery year
Production years
Commodity type M
Primary commodities Gold
Secondary commodities
Tertiary commodities