Gold Mines in North Carolina

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The first gold discovery in the United States occurred in 1799 when young Conrad Reed went fishing in Little Meadow Creek in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. The 17-pound nugget he found was used by his family as a doorstop until they figured out what the strange rock was. This chance discovery set off the first gold rush in the nation's history. ...

Gold Mines in North Carolina 2004, Arcadia Publishing (SC), Charleston, SC

ISBN-13: 9780738517360

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