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Reed Gold Mine

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Conrad Reed is credited with finding the state's first trace of gold in 1799 on his father's farm in Cabarrus County. Amateur endeavors to retrieve gold persisted until 1854, when a professional miner from Mexico's silver mines and streamlined the operation. The last underground mining operation ended in 1911 and since any interest has continued with minor panning operations.