Towns County, Georgia: Watershed Highlights 2015

The Mining Gap of 1960’s to become a county park Hiawassee, Ga., Jan. 6, 2016 – Three Murphy, N.C. men made a doomed attempt in 1963 to mine quartzite/silica from the very top of 3,420-foot Bell Mountain here north of this county seat. The mountain towers above Lake Chatuge, the scenic TVA reservoir impounding the Hiwassee River. (Yes, the name’s spelled differently for...

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Towns County, Ga. preserves the top of Bell Mountain…

Towns County, Ga. preserves the top of Bell Mountain, scarred by 1960s mining debacle, ‘from any more commercial or private development’ — The 3,420-foot mountain in north Ga. is tourism curiosity for its mining gap — Towers over Lake Chatuge, a scenic TVA lake impounding Hiwassee River — Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition affirmed a ‘keeper of the...

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