Reed Gold Mine, North Carolina

by Renae

We visited this mine just to the east of Charlotte because my son did a project on it last year and wanted to visit in person. From the back: “Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site in Cabarrus County, NC is the location of the first gold discovery in the United States. Visitors can take underground tours, see exhibits and pan for gold seasonally.” Being claustrophobic, I skipped the tour. And my kids “panned” for gold, given a plate of dirt, finding no more than one teeny, tiny fleck. They still enjoyed it though–enough to go back for “seconds!” Others were finding more gold than they did, so I guess it is possible! 🙂

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