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History Gold Fever and The Bechtler Mint

Twelve year old Conrad Reed found the treasure in the waters of Little Meadow Creek and took it home where it was used as a doorstop for three years. In 1802, the boys father, farmer John Reed, took the rock to a jeweler in Fayetteville who confirmed that it was gold and bought it

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Cabarrus County (1792) North Carolina History Project

Cabarrus County earned wide acclaim in the late eighteenth century when the first gold rush in the entire nation occurred at Reed Gold Mine. In 1799, Conrad Reed, the son of a German settler, found a nearly 20 pound nugget at the Little Meadow Creek.

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Reed Gold Mine

In 1799, Conrad Reed, the son of farmer and former Hessian soldier John Reed (né Johannes Reidt) born June 6, 1757, found a 17 pound yellow "rock" in Little Meadow Creek on the family farm in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. 11 For three years, the rock served as a bulky doorstop. In 1802, a jeweler from Fayetteville identified the rock as a large gold nugget.

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Survey and Research Report On The Pump Shaft Head Of

Conrad Reed, while fishing in Little Meadow Creek, spied a "yellow substance shining in the water."1 John Reed, Conrads father, was unable to identify the metal and decided to use the approximately 17 pound object as a doorstop. Little Meadow Creek At The Reed Gold Mine Site

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Little Meadow Creek Topo Map in Cabarrus County, North

The USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) publishes a set of the most commonly used topographic maps of the U.S. called US Topo that are separated into rectangular quadrants that are printed at 22.75"x29" or larger. Little Meadow Creek is covered by the Locust, NC US Topo Map quadrant

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The North Carolina Gold Rush. First Gold Discovered in the

The first documented discovery of gold in the U.S. was in North Carolina at the Reed Gold Mine. A 12 year old boy named Conrad Reed found a 17 pound gold nugget in Little Meadow Creek. The North Carolina Gold Rush began after the nugget was identified by a local jeweler, and soon miners were prospecting the hills throughout the state for gold.

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Reed Gold Mine, North Carolina First Gold Discovery

But it was not until 1799 that significant deposits were discovered. In that year, Conrad Reed, the 12 year old son of John Reed, found a gold nugget while playing along Little Meadow Creek that ran through his fathers farm. John Reed at first ignored the discovery, using the large 17 pound yellow rock as a doorstop in the Reed house.

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Reed Gold Mine Visit Cabarrus

The first documented discovery of gold in the United States happened right here in Cabarrus County when 12 year old Conrad Reed discovered a 17 pound gold nugget in Little Meadow Creek. After using it as a doorstop for three years, Conrads father, John Reed sold the nugget for $3.50 to a jeweler in Fayetteville without realizing its

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North Carolina Gold Mines. Prospecting, Panning, Treasure

Many large gold nuggets were found at Little Meadow Creek, on the Reed Gold Mine property, starting with a l7 pound nugget. So many gold nuggets were found at this creek that the area next to the creek was called "The Potato Patch", the digging of nuggets having been likened to digging up potatoes.

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There And Back The Reed Gold Mine WFAE

Jun 22, 2013·The Reed Gold Mine in Midland, N.C. is just a 30 minute drive from Charlotte. This bridge overlooks the Little Meadow Creek where the first documented discovery of gold in the U.S. was made.

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Reed, John NCpedia

Reed, John. by Richard F. Knapp, 1994. It was not long before Reed discovered his ignorance, and he and his family began searching in Little Meadow Creek for more gold. "Reed Gold Mine The History of John Reed's Mine." N.C. Historic Sites, N.C. Office of Archives & History.

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John Reed's Discovery of Gold (first documented gold

Little Meadow Creek at Reed Gold Mine, site of first discovery of gold in the U.S. In 1802 a Fayetteville jeweler identified the gold nugget. He purchased it for the asked price of

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Gold rush left tunnels, old mines under uptown Charlotte

Nov 11, 2018·Underground in Charlotte, North Carolina, there are abandoned tunnels and old gold mining shafts left over from a gold rush in the 1830s. Little is preserved of this part of the citys history.

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Gold Prospecting Prospector's Guide to Finding Gold 2018

May 31, 2018·Gold nuggets have always attracted the interest of prospectors since the first recorded gold discovery in the US in North Carolina in 1799, when nuggets were found on Little Meadow Creek at what later became known as the Reed gold mine. The largest reported nugget from this area weighed 247.6 troy ounces.

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North Carolina Historic Sites

North Carolina Historic Sites is a group of 27 unique state historic sites. We invite you to open doors into the past and more fully understand the world we live in today.

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Little Meadow Creek Not Your Average Engineer

Mar 08, 2013·Nathan, my coworker, found a list of 50 free things to do in the greater Charlotte area. One of the listed activities was a visit to the Reed Gold Mine in Midland, NC on the Little Meadow Creek. A short drive later, we arrived at the site of Americas first commercial gold discovery and mine.

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Cabarrus County (1792) North Carolina History Project

Cabarrus County earned wide acclaim in the late eighteenth century when the first gold rush in the entire nation occurred at Reed Gold Mine. In 1799, Conrad Reed, the son of a German settler, found a nearly 20 pound nugget at the Little Meadow Creek.

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Reed Gold Mine 1st Gold Rush Rock, Mineral and Fossil

The Reed Mine, site of the first discovery of gold in the United States, assumes a significance out of proportion to the value of the precious nuggets and ore recovered from Little Meadow Creek and the adjoining hills. In fact, the Reed Mine was the beginning of the country's gold mining industry.

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Americas First Gold Rush was not in California

Mar 13, 2019·The river, known as Little Meadow Creek, is a seemingly innocuous little body of water in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. Reed Gold Mine, in Midland, North Carolina, United States. Photo by Bang Ning Hsu CC BY SA 2.0. John Reed didnt recognize what he had and used the shining stone as a doorstop for almost three years. Then a jeweler

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Gold Prospecting Prospector's Guide to Finding Gold 2018

May 31, 2018·Gold nuggets have always attracted the interest of prospectors since the first recorded gold discovery in the US in North Carolina in 1799, when nuggets were found on Little Meadow Creek at what later became known as the Reed gold mine. The largest reported nugget from this area weighed 247.6 troy ounces.

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Gold Panning Opens April 2nd at Reed Gold Mine NC DNCR

Apr 02, 2019·Gold panning was one of the first ways John Reed and his partners looked for gold along Little Meadow Creek, washing the dirt dug alongside the creek over 200 years ago. Come relive the glory days of gold mining in North Carolina and hopefully take home an interesting souvenir to show family and friends.

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There And Back The Reed Gold Mine WFAE

Jun 22, 2013·The Reed Gold Mine in Midland, N.C. is just a 30 minute drive from Charlotte. This bridge overlooks the Little Meadow Creek where the first documented discovery of gold in the U.S. was made.

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The Gold CoJo Web

On that day, Reed's son Conrad found a large yellow rock in Little Meadow Creek on the Reed farm in Cabarrus County. This rock reportedly weighed 17 pounds and for three years was used as a doorstop at the Reed house. In 1802 a Fayetteville jeweler identified the gold nugget.

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Historic Sites Carolina Gold Rush Heritage Event at Reed

In 1799, 12 year old Conrad Reed discovered a 17 pound gold nugget while fishing in Little Meadow Creek. After years serving as a doorstop, the nugget was determined to be gold in by a jeweler in 1802 and bought for $3.50. From there, gold mining began in earnest along the Reed property.

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Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site Home Facebook

Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site 9621 Reed Mine Rd, Midland, North Carolina 28107 Rated 4.8 based on 41 Reviews "My husband and i went with my

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Historic Sites Carolina Gold Rush Heritage Event at Reed

In 1799, 12 year old Conrad Reed discovered a 17 pound gold nugget while fishing in Little Meadow Creek. After years serving as a doorstop, the nugget was determined to be gold in by a jeweler in 1802 and bought for $3.50. From there, gold mining began in earnest along the Reed property.

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Reed, John NCpedia

Reed, John. by Richard F. Knapp, 1994. It was not long before Reed discovered his ignorance, and he and his family began searching in Little Meadow Creek for more gold. "Reed Gold Mine The History of John Reed's Mine." N.C. Historic Sites, N.C. Office of Archives & History.

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Little Meadow Creek Cabarrus County, NC. Topography

Little Meadow Creek, a stream located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. Topo map of lat 35.2599 and long 80.4748. Topo maps, latitude and longitude coordinates, and address for Little Meadow Creek.

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Reed Gold Mine, NC (1 4 14) dwhike

The last big nugget was found on the property in 1896, a 23 pound whopper. By 1912 the prospects of finding new riches at the property finally faded and the mining operations along the Little Meadow Creek ceased for good. The Reed discovery in 1799 was the first documented discovery of gold

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The North Carolina Gold Rush. First Gold Discovered in the

The first documented discovery of gold in the U.S. was in North Carolina at the Reed Gold Mine. A 12 year old boy named Conrad Reed found a 17 pound gold nugget in Little Meadow Creek. The North Carolina Gold Rush began after the nugget was identified by a local jeweler, and soon miners were prospecting the hills throughout the state for gold.

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NC DEQ Gold of NC North Carolina

Additional information is available from the Reed Gold Mine, 9621 Reed Mine Road, Stanfield, NC 28163, telephone (704) 721 GOLD(4653). Visit the Reed Gold Mine official Internet site At Gold Hill, 20 miles north of Reed, there is a small historic park and trail that may be of interest. Little Meadow Creek at Reed Gold Mine, where 12 year old

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Little Meadow Creek Cabarrus County, NC. Topography

Little Meadow Creek, a stream located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. Topo map of lat 35.2599 and long 80.4748. Topo maps, latitude and longitude coordinates, and address for Little Meadow Creek.

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Is there an actual gold mine under Charlotte? State

Gold mining would also become inextricably linked to some of the South's darkest history. Documents at the Reed Gold Mine historical site show John Reed and others relied heavily on unpaid slave

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Reed Gold Mine

History. In 1799, Conrad Reed, the son of farmer and former Hessian soldier John Reed (né Johannes Reidt) born June 6, 1757, found a 17 pound yellow "rock" in Little Meadow Creek on the family farm in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. 11 For three years, the rock served as a bulky doorstop. In 1802, a jeweler from Fayetteville identified the rock as a large gold nugget.

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Gold Mining in the 1850s Program at Reed Gold Mine April

Apr 26, 2018·Gold mining at Reed Gold Mine was in its heyday in the 1850s. This was before the California gold rush, when gold mining in North Carolina was the place to be. In 1799, young Conrad Reed discovered a 17 pound gold nugget while fishing in Little Meadow Creek, giving rise to Americas first gold rush. Historic interpreters at Reed Gold Mine, Saturday, April 28, will recall that time.

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