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History of Cotton Patch:

Historic Cotton Patch Gold Mine & Campground is located in Stanly County, in the town of New London. This small town in North Carolina has a rich history of Gold Mining.

Cotton Patch Gold Mine began its run in the 1860's. A large vein of gold was discovered near a cotton patch off Gurley Road. They began to mine the gold, removing tons of material. The mine eventually closed, but was reopened in 1958 after a new vein was discovered.

In 1961, the mine opened for panners and rock hounds. Today the mine continues to produce gold. The gold is mixed with placer material and also found buried in white quartz.

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