Piedmont NC Gold Maps
MAP Charlotte Area Gold Potential
A "Must Have” for gold prospecting in Charlotte NC and for Gold from High Point, NC in the Northeast to Cowpens in the Southwest! Why guess where the gold is, with this map, you increase your odds!
"Knowing Where to look is as important as knowing How to look” Brian ‘Charlotte49er’ Herbstreit
Pin Points where the old gold mines were. Type of gold that can be expected to be found, load or placer. Also the type of substrate gold can found in.
The mineral resources of the Charlotte 1×2 degree quadrangle, North Carolina and South Carolina, were assessed between 1978 and 1982 under the Conterminous United States Mineral Assessment Program. The mineral-resource assessments were made on the basis of geologic and geophysical investigations, the presence of existing or abandoned mines, mapped mineral occurrences, and where appropriate, on heavy-mineral occurrences seen in pan concentrates or detected by geochemical analysis of pan concentrates. Map size approximately 42″x28″.
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.
The largest lump of gold, found in the United States, was dis-
covered on the Reed plantation in Cabarrus county, N. C.
It was about 8 inches long, 5 inches broad and an inch thick,
and weighed 28 pounds avoirdupois.
Gold Rush Guys have many Books & Maps of Virginia, North & South Carolina and Georgia related to prospecting for gold, The Civil War and even Ship Wrecks! Many of these are out-of-print or maps that date back 100+ years! We are located in Charlotte, NC in the heart of the Carolina Gold Belt.