Reed Gold Mine

Visit 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.

Gold Panning Closed for 2020 Season. Please click here for additional site COVID-19 updates and operation impacts.

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Location and Hours

Reed Gold Mine
9621 Reed Mine Rd.
Midland, N.C. 28107

Hours
Tuesday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Sunday, Monday, and most major holidays
Admission is free

Panning is closed for the 2020 season. Please click here for additional site COVID-19 updates and operation impacts

Contact
704-721-GOLD (4653)
reed@ncdcr.gov

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