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North Molton Gold!

North Molton Gold! [Kindle Edition]

Fred Harding
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Second Edition - 2013 UPDATE

This edition includes the latest news about a survey carried out in the Spring of
2013, which confirmed that gold was found in commercial quantities, just as I had
said there would be. But then, just as a mining license was about to be signed,
there was an extraordinary twist in the tail that nobody had foreseen. What was
that? You will need to read the book to find out.

What you are about to read is an extraordinary detective story about the gold mines
of North Molton, where one hundred and fifty years ago extensive mining operations
took place and where hundreds of people were employed.

During our investigation we will meet incredible people whose parents and grand-
parents were involved in the mines and who tell extraordinary stories of what
happened there. Conspiracies, intrigue, fraud and gold fever - it is all here and
more. But what about the gold? Was gold ever found at the mines or were the tales of nuggets and reports of gold discoveries all part of an elaborate scheme designed to entice would-be investors to part with their money on false hopes of rich rewards.
And if the stories of gold are true, what about today? Can we still find gold there
now? A four day survey was carried out in 2013 and confirmed that commercial
quantities of gold existed in the spoil heaps of the mines, but then...

The FOREWORD is written by Peter Stucley, the youngest son of Sir Hugh Stucley and the Great grandson of George Wentworth Warwick Bampfylde, 4th Baron Poltimore (1882-1965).

Upon first reading my book he wrote and said, "You have done a really marvellous job! It was a fascinating read. Over the last 30 years or so I have gleaned various
snippets of information from the family archives, but this is the first time (that I
am aware of) where somebody has pulled everything together in such a detailed and
concise manner. It is a mineralogical thriller!"

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5176 KB
  • Print Length: 156 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Tekline Publishing; 2 edition (30 Dec 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #286,114 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Fred Harding (1951- still alive I am told) was born in Pittsburgh, USA but brought up in the UK by my English mother and I am a British Citizen.


I am primarily a non-fiction author and enjoy investigating mysteries and writing about them. The greatest mystery of all is the question of life, the universe and everything, and it has been a lifelong passion for me. As a result I am in the final stages of finishing a trilogy called "The Answer To All There Is". There have been several offshoots from the trilogy, and this includes "Nephilim Skeletons Found," which describes the misidentification of the Neanderthal skeletons, "The Naked Christ" which shows that throughout every major event in Jesus life, he was naked, and the reasons for this.

When a friend of mine died of breast cancer I wanted to find out why, and that is how my book "Breast Cancer: Cause - Prevention - Cure" came to be written. Not only did I discover a cure for cancer, but I also unearthed a can of worms as to who and what was actually responsible for the causes of the disease. A follow up book "Artemisinin - The New Penicillin" is currently being written.

When I was writing a website for a local council, I learned about old gold mines closed for 150 years near the village. I was fascinated and upon visiting the site and carrying out a great deal of research I wrote a book about my discovery of about £2 million worth of gold to be found on the dumps of the old mines. I became acquainted in the process with Peter Stucley, the youngest son of Sir Hugh Stucely and who owned the mineral rights to the mine. Peter wrote the foreword for the book. I even wrote a website about the mine besides the book. You can find out more about the mines at


I have been involved in IT since 1983 and between 1990 - 1995 I was Technical Director of a PC manufacturing company. My particular interest though has been in software development and from 1997 - 2009 I was Software Development Manager for a major health and safety organisation. In 2003 I became the finalist for the Oscar like BCS awards for software excellence for the IT industry with a COSHH Mananagment System that I wrote for the company.

In order to write books for the Kindle I have written a software product called Kindle Writer and it is now being sold all over the world, helping authors write books for the Kindle. You can find out more at

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GOLD AT NORTH MOLTON 27 Aug 2012
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Very interesting book. I was involved with some of the work written about which brings back memories of working with the geologists. Have not seen the book advertised in North Molton !? and was surprised when I hound it on amazon but not in paper version. To obtain a copy I had to download the Kindle version onto my PC. Well done.
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5.0 out of 5 stars North Molton Gold 20 Nov 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This interesting book gives a detailed account of past mining operations on Exmoor
in the North Molton area.The author also speculates on the possibility of future
operations to extract gold. Recommended.
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