Near here are located ten of the nineteenth-century gold mines of Stafford County. The best-known were the Eagle, Rattlesnake (Horse Pen), Lee, New Hope, and Monroe mines. The Eagle Gold Mining Company, Rappahannock Gold Mine Company of New York, Rapidan Mining and Milling Company of Pennsylvania, United States Mining Company, and Stafford Mining Company operated here between the 1830s and the early twentieth century. Mining activities gradually ceased because of declining profits.
Geographic Location: Stafford County
Physical Description of Location: 2039-2071 Warrenton Road (US 17), about .4 miles north of intersection with Hartwood Road (County Road 612), Fredericksburg, VA 22406. Marker is on right when traveling south on US 17.
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