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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Reed Gold Mine

The main entrance to the Reed Gold Mine, which is about 20 minutes from the east side of Charlotte off of US 24.

The creek where he first discovered the gold, a 23 lb rock which they used as a doorstop since they didn't know it was actually gold.

This is the in the actual mine tunnel which they had dug later on in search of more gold.

Some of the supports in the shaft along with an old pump. And to think they only had candle light to work in down there. 

This is looking up an emergency escape shaft, 50' to the top. 

This is the top of that shaft, the Morgan shaft.

You can also pan for gold here and it's only $2 for the pan and some dirt. Very inexpensive and lots of fun. Just don't expect to find a huge nugget, but you do have a good chance of finding a little piece of gold. It's a great spot to visit with the family. 

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