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The Goldhill Mining District

Following the initial discovery of gold in North Carolina in 1799 on the Reed Plantation in Cabarrus County, gold was found in about 1842 in Rowan County at a locality that soon acquired the name Gold Hill.

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Looking Back


Excerpts from CMJ published 50 years ago this month.

Smugglers Causing Problems in South Africa


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