Nettleton Iron Mine December 2015 | Oblivion State Urban
The iron ore industry began its demise when richer deposits of ore were found near the Great Lakes region of the United States where iron ore could be mined cheaper than in Alleghany County. Iron ore was not the only mining in the area. Limestone, cement rock, marl, kaolin, slate, clay and marble were all …In addition to the Potts Valley mines, there are many iron ore mines in Alleghany County, the most important being: Rumsey, Dolly Ann, Stack Mines, Rich Patch, and Low Moor. Around these mines small towns have grown, connected by a system of branch railroads, which is of great benefit to the county.