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Gold Panning

Closure of Oak Spring Road

The North Carolina Department of Transportation will close Oak Spring Road on June 27th, 2016 for approximately 240 days. This closure is needed in order to construct the US 74.

Reed Gold Mine

Reed Gold Mine is the site of the first documented gold find in the United States. From this discovery, gold mining spread gradually to nearby counties and eventually into other southern states. During its peak years gold mining was second only to farming in the number of North Carolinians it employed. The estimated value of gold recovered reached over one million dollars a year. North Carolina led the nation in gold production until 1848, when it was eclipsed by the great rush to California.

Reference: North Carolina Historic Sites


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9621 Reed Mine Rd.
Midland, NC 28107
Phone: (704) 721-4653
Fax: (704) 721-4657
reed@ncmail.net
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