The Carter and Reynolds Gold Mines: Is There a Yet Unknown, but Mineable Gold Deposit Here?
December 2004 by Sam E. Phifer, P.G.The Carter and Reynolds gold mines were two of the earliest gold deposits to be exploited following the first discovery of gold in North Carolina in 1799, at the Reed gold mine. Both of these mines were worked to a limited degree between 1800 and 1900. The Carter mine is located approximately 3.0 miles east of Troy, North Carolina...
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