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Near Spruce Pine in Mitchell County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Spruce Pine Mining District

 
 
Spruce Pine Mining District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 18, 2011
1. Spruce Pine Mining District Marker
Inscription. Mica, feldspar, quartz deposits found in region 25 mi. long, 10 mi. wide. Commercial production of mica emerged 1850s.
 
Erected 2004 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number N-45.)
 
Location. 35° 51.196′ N, 82° 3.038′ W. Marker is near Spruce Pine, North Carolina, in Mitchell County. Marker is at the intersection of North Carolina Route 226 and Blue Ridge Parkway, on the right when traveling east on State Route 226. Click for map. The marker is the base of the access ramp to the Parkway at Gillespie Gap. Marker is at or near this postal address: 79 Parkway Maintenance Road, Spruce Pine NC 28777, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cathey's Fort (approx. 4 miles away); Penland School (approx. 7.4 miles away); Pleasant Gardens (approx. 10.3 miles away); Carson House (approx. 11.2 miles away); a different marker also named Carson House (approx. 11.2 miles away); Roy Williams (approx. 11.7 miles away); Daniel Kanipe (approx. 12.4 miles away); Andre Michaux (approx. 12.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. North Carolina Mineral Museum - Spruce Pine NC. The Museum
Wide view of the Spruce Pine Mining District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, July 18, 2011
2. Wide view of the Spruce Pine Mining District Marker
The marker stands in front of the Museum of North Carolina Minerals at Gillespie Gap.
of North Carolina Minerals features some fantastic mineral and gemstone exhibits that have fascinated thousands for over 46 years.
(Submitted on July 20, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

2. The Spruce Pine Mining District. A Brief Review of the History, Geology and Modern Uses of the Minerals Mined in the Spruce Pine Mining District (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 459 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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