Mine Mugshot: Durfee Hill Gold Mine

Where: Providence County, Rhode Island, United States

Mine Type: Gold, Silver, & Molybdenum; Underground

Operations: Briefly mined in the 1700's some time after 1738, then again in the 1890's for a short time

Owner: Privately owned in the 1700's by a Mr. Walton, in the 1890's it was owned by two men--Albert Potter and Walter Reade

Output: No exact amount was recorded but it was determined unprofitable and abandoned

Notable Facts: Its four shafts were permanently sealed in 1970. Since then the exact location of them has been lost. Although this mine was determined unprofitable it helped spark a miniature gold rush in and around Rhode Island.