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  • "The first gold discovery in the United States occurred in 1799 when young Conrad Reed was playing in Little Meadow Creek in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. The nugget he found was used by his family as a doorstop until they figured out what the strange rock was - 17 pounds of almost pure gold. It was one of the largest gold nuggets ever found in the eastern U.S. This chance discovery set off the first gold rush in the nation's history. For more than a century, men extracted gold from the rolling hills and valleys of North and South Carolina's Piedmont, as well as from the high peaks and rugged mountains of the western part of the Carolinas."

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