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11/2/2022 4:30:06 PM
Posted: 8/31/2022 8:25:22 PM EST
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Greetings fellow firearms enthusiasts!  I know the rough history of gold in NC, and have a basic idea of where to go.  But where is best?  I've watched a lot of Gold Rush, so I'd like to try a small highbanker or trommel- maybe even a dredge if there's a good place to let me try.  I understand I'll still have to pan, but I don't have any of my own stuff.  I'd like to spend 2 days working, maybe a 3rd day to work my moss.  Coming down from Galax, so... something 3 hours or so away?  Between Winston-Salem and Charlotte?   Close ABNB/Vrbo or whatever, would also be sweet.  What's good?
brownells
Link Posted: 9/2/2022 7:00:36 AM EST
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Reed Gold Mine

Have you visited the Reed Gold Mine State Park yet?  Good information there and you can practice panning.  I found two flakes last time I was there.

I believe panning is ok in streams in the Uharrie but metal detectors are illegal.
Link Posted: 9/2/2022 1:33:14 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Snallygaster:
Reed Gold Mine

Have you visited the Reed Gold Mine State Park yet?  Good information there and you can practice panning.  I found two flakes last time I was there.

I believe panning is ok in streams in the Uharrie but metal detectors are illegal.
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That's definitely the historical epicenter. Went there a bunch as a kid.
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