Reed Gold Mine is the site of the first authenticated discovery of gold in the United States in 1799. John Reed, a former Hessian soldier, discovered a 'gold substance' in the water of Little Meadow Creek in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, and began the gold rush in this country.
|Little Meadow Creek|
|Inside the old mine|
|A bucket to remove everything that wasn't gold|
|View from the middle of the mine. The bottom was closed off after it filled with water.|