Home of the first documented gold strike in the U.S., Reed Gold Mine is just across the county line in Midland. While mining in North Carolina was popular in the early and mid 1800s, today, panning for gold at Reed and other local historic mines is a pastime for many county residents and visitors. Test your luck on striking gold and enjoy guided tours at the two mines.
|Reed Gold Mine – State Historic Site
9621 Reed Mine Road
Midland, NC 28107
|Mountain Creek Gold Mine
41787 Gurley Rd.
New London, NC 28127
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