East Coast Gold Prospecting...How & Where To Find It

By Andy Sabisch
From page 11 of the November, 2010 issue of Lost Treasure
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Everyone has heard of the famous gold strikes and the ensuing rush to strike it rich that took place in California, Alaska, Arizona and Australia, but did you know that gold was first discovered on the East coast of the United States in the 1700’s?
In 1799, 12-year-old Conrad Reed was fishing in Little Meadow Creek on his family’s farm in near present-day Charlotte, North Carolina, when he found a 17-pound gold nugget.
Mining activities dominated the surrounding area for several decades and millions of dollars worth of gold was recovered.
As a matter of fact, the U.S. Government opened a little-known mint in Charlotte in 1837 to process the gold being mined and produced gold coins bearing the “C” mintmark.
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