The Brewer Gold Mine, located just outside of Jefferson in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, was actively mined from the early 1800s until 1995. In 1999, the Brewer Gold Company, a Delaware corporation, abandoned the site, leaving the S.C. DHEC and the U.S. EPA to handle reclamation activities and the continuing need to address conditions on site that posed a risk to human health and the environment. Early in 2019, DHEC sought appointment of a "receiver" (a legal construct similar to a trustee) to facilitate leasing, sale, or other use or disposition of the abandoned property, including potential renewal of mining exploration and development at the property. In addition, the receiver would support DHEC and EPA in their ongoing actions to address environmental threats at the site. The court granted the Department's request and appointed Brewer Gold Receiver, LLC, on February 4, 2019. The purpose of this website is twofold: first, to keep the public informed of the hard work being done to protect human health and the environment; and second, to provide information to parties interested and capable of returning the site to beneficial use.
The Brewer gold mine has been mined for almost two centuries. Here's a brief history.
The Brewer gold mine is in a state of transition.
For more specific information about the Brewer Gold Mine, please contact us here.