MAP Charlotte Area Gold Potential
A “Must Have” for
gold prospecting in Charlotte NC and from 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!
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.
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