History In 1799 a twelve year old boy named Conrad Reed went fishing that day and found a 17 lb gold nugget and he brought it to his house. They used it as a doorstop for three years. Then his father sold it for $3.60. Later he discovered that the gold was worth $3600.00.
More History In 1803 Conrad’s father set up a mining place. After he did that a slave named Peter found a 28 lb gold nugget. In 1831 he started underground mining. Conrad’s father died in 1845. The Civil War caused less people to mine there.
Interesting Facts About The Reed Gold Mine The Reed Gold Mine is the first mine in the U.S. It is also the second farming mine in N.C.
The Location of the Reed Gold Mine The Reed Gold Mine is located in Midland, Cabarrus County, N.C. It is 222 miles from New Bern.
Entertainment On the first day we are going through the underground tunnel and eat at the picnic tables. On the second day we are going through the Haunted Mine tour and the pan mining competition.
Meals We will eat at McDonald’s for breakfast. For lunch we will having Ryan’s For dinner we are eating at Portofino’s.
Cost Sheet $_$ Gas Mileage:$44 Meals:$60 Lodging:$400 Total: $504