Earthquake explosion in Meyers Park???? (Charlotte: house, construction, live in)
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My wife today felt the house shake up and down after what she described as a large boom. Anyone else experience this? We live in Meyers Park by queens rd and selwyn. Is there some type of blasting going on? She said this happened about a week ago also.
USGS does not report any earthquakes as having occurred here in NC, but you can report an unknown event. I would suspect, tho, that someone is doing road work or some kind of construction work and that is what your wife has heard/felt
I bet there is more gold around here! It's not as tho it just totally disappeared one day . . .
Sure there is and there are a number of people and firms quietly doing land surveys, geology work, etc in an attempt to find more of it. It is holding above $1100/oz and this is a lot of incentive to find more. Certainly better than last time there was a serious effort at $32/oz.
I heard a pretty good explosion in Charlotte once a number of years ago. About a mile from where I lived at the time, a person was welding on a used gas tank. The resulting explosion blew him to his next level of existence whatever that might be. A candidate for the Darwin Award for sure. The explosion rattled my windows and I had no idea what it was until they mentioned it on the news.
I was doing some genealogy research this past weekend - 1888 - and so I was sifting through old newspapers online . . . and I was stunned to see all the references to mining in the region! My oh my.
Then I saw this thread and I was thinking how there still has to be gold in them thar hills, lol.
When I was a kid, the old-timers who were farmers used to say that in the fields, when they would plow and turn over the ground to find a big vein of quartz crystals, that this meant there was probably a gold vein somewhere nearby . . . I know of several such spots and have always wondered where the gold might be.
This is the reason for Derita (until about 20 years ago) looked like an independent town. There was once a gold mine there and a mining community formed around it. There are still some ruins of a streetscape there that belonged to it.
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