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Old 02-16-2010, 05:07 PM
 
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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.
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Old 02-16-2010, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Yellow Brick Road
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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

Here is last report of a known earthquake in NC.

USGS Earthquake Hazards Program: Earthquake Report
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Old 02-16-2010, 07:04 PM
 
Location: CLT native
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Don't be coy.
We ALL know what this is..
White helicopters.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmMMTvpaGd8

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Old 02-16-2010, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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Maybe someone is trying to get some more gold out of the mines.
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Yellow Brick Road
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I bet there is more gold around here! It's not as tho it just totally disappeared one day . . .
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Old 02-17-2010, 05:07 AM
 
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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.
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Old 02-17-2010, 07:03 AM
 
Location: livin' the good life
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I bet there is more gold around here! It's not as tho it just totally disappeared one day . . .
You aren't only one that thinks there is gold around here. Maybe start a gold rush to this area....

New gold rush in SC as mine plans to reopen - WBTV 3 News, Weather, Sports, and Traffic for Charlotte, NC-
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Old 02-17-2010, 07:56 AM
 
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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.
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Old 02-17-2010, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Yellow Brick Road
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You aren't only one that thinks there is gold around here. Maybe start a gold rush to this area....

New gold rush in SC as mine plans to reopen - WBTV 3 News, Weather, Sports, and Traffic for Charlotte, NC-
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.
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Old 02-17-2010, 02:59 PM
 
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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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