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Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site

A stamp mill

Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site Review

This historic site, about 22 mi east of Charlotte, is where America's first documented gold rush began, after Conrad Reed discovered a 17-pound nugget in 1799. Forty-minute guided underground tours of the gold mine are available, as well as seasonal gold panning, walking trails, and a stamp mill.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 9621 Reed Mine Rd., north of Rte. 24/27, Midland, NC, 28107 | Map It
  • Phone: 704/721–4653
  • Cost: Free; gold panning $3
  • Hours: Tues.–Sat. 9–5
  • Website:
  • Location: Charlotte
Updated: 10-13-2012

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