• NC DEQ: NC Mineral Resources An Overview

    2021-5-28 · Mica Mica mining began on a large scale in western North Carolina about 1868. The area has become the most important producer of mica in the U.S. Sheet mica was the principal product for many years, but other materials have eliminated many of the uses for sheet mica.

  • Digging deep into Western North Carolina’s mining

    2013-6-1 · The National Mining Association estimates mining to be a billion dollar industry in North Carolina. In 2010 (its last available figures), more than 260 companies were mining

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  • Granite Quarry, NC mining, mines, mine owners and

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  • History Town of Granite Falls, North Carolina

    2021-5-6 · Etched in Granite is a unique hardback 8 1/2" by 11", 392 page heavily illustrated and indexed history book of the Town of Granite Falls, North Carolina. It is a wonderful book with a beautiful dust cover that recounts more than 200 years of history from the days of the wild frontier before the Town was incorporated in 1899 through its first

  • Welcome to The North Carolina Granite Corporation

    Welcome to The North Carolina Granite Corporation. North Carolina Granite is dedicated to serving architects, designers and landscapers with the highest quality granite and stone products in the world. Whether you are constructing new, renovating an existing

  • Mineral Resources Western North Carolina Vitality

    With a long history of mining in Western North Carolina, the U.S. Geological Survey Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS) has recorded past mining activity at 1,290 locations in the MRC region. These data are important for documenting the locations of mineral resources for potential future re-use, and for exposing potential hazards such as those

  • A History of Mount Airy, North Carolina

    2019-4-30 · A History of Mount Airy, North Carolina: Mount Airy, nicknamed "The Granite City," is home to the largest open face granite quarry in the world operated by the North Carolina Granite Corp. There are larger pit quarries throughout the world but no larger

  • About Marble and Granite Quarries in America; Local

    2018-4-24 · History of Granite and Marble in the United States. The largest open face granite quarry in the world is located in Mount Airy, North Carolina, also known as “The Granite City.” Established in 1743, the North Carolina Granite

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  • The History of Gem Mining in Western North Carolina

    2011-8-17 · While visiting the North Carolina side of the Great Smoky Mountains, there are many great ways to enjoy nature while getting a little dose of local history.One fun and exciting way is to try your hand at gem mining! Western North Carolina has a complex geologic history

  • Rock, Granite NCpedia

    2021-5-28 · Granite is a massive igneous rock with a crystalline texture containing feldspar, quartz, and one or more dark iron silicate or ferromagnesian minerals, usually biotite or hornblende. The granite in North Carolina is described as first in quality in the southeastern states

  • History, Uwharrie Point, North Carolina

    The granite was transported on a railroad Whitney had built the previous year. (These tracks are still used today by the Winston-Salem Southbound Railroad.) By 1907, having lost $19 million and bankrupt, Whitney headed back north, leaving the dam unfinished. Today, when the Yadkin is extremely low, remnants of Whitney’s granite dam can be seen.

  • North Carolina Gemstone Mining Geology

    North Carolina Garnet: This 6.6 carat, plum-colored, rhodolite garnet was cut from material found in North Carolina. It measures approximately 12 millimeters x 10 millimeters x 4.5 millimeters. It is a very shallow stone but is still very dark. The dark tone and abundant inclusions are typical of garnets found in North Carolina.

  • Page 11 of 28 North Carolina History Project North

    Annexed from Rowan County in 1771, Surry has been an important county to the state of North Carolina, with particular regard to granite production and the historic Andy Griffith Show. The Saura were the original Native Americans to reside in present-day Surry, and the Great Wagon Road opened colonial settlement to the region in the early to mid

  • The Old Mining Town In Gold Hill, North Carolina, Is

    2018-1-13 · The Old Mining Town In North Carolina With A Sinister History That Will Terrify You. Many people aren’t aware of the important role North Carolina played in gold mining history. Yet, in the 1840s, nearly a decade before the famous gold rush of the West began, North Carolina was producing more gold than anywhere in the eastern U.S.

  • Mineral Resources Western North Carolina Vitality

    With a long history of mining in Western North Carolina, the U.S. Geological Survey Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS) has recorded past mining activity at 1,290 locations in the MRC region. These data are important for documenting the locations of mineral resources for potential future re-use, and for exposing potential hazards such as those

  • Geology NCpedia

    2006-1-1 · References: Fred Beyer, North Carolina, the Years before Man: A Geologic History (1991). J. Wright Horton Jr. and Victor A. Zullo, eds., The Geology of the Carolinas: Carolina Geological Society Fiftieth Anniversary Volume (1991).. Mary-Russell Roberson and Kevin G. Stewart, The Geologic Story of the Carolinas: A Field Guide (2006). Jasper Leonidas Stuckey, North Carolina: Its Geology and

  • Nineteenth-Century North Carolina NC Museum

    2021-5-28 · The North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (now North Carolina State University) is chartered by the legislature as a land grant college. It opens in 1889. April 20: The Farmer’s Alliance and Cooperative Union, a national grassroots organization, spreads into North Carolina.

  • Caldwell County, NC mining, mines, mine owners and

    Caldwell County, NC mines, mine companies, mine owners and mine information. US-Mining provides information on mines, operators, and minerals mined in Caldwell County, NC

  • Iron Station, NC mining, mines, mine owners and mine

    Iron Station, NC mines, mine companies, mine owners and mine information. US-Mining provides information on mines, operators, and minerals mined in Iron Station, NC

  • Foote Lithium Co. Mine (Foote Mine), Kings Mountain

    Foote Lithium Co. Mine (Foote Mine), Kings Mountain Mining District, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA : A former opencast Li-Sn-Be-Nb-Ta-mica-stone (crushed/broken) occurrence/mine. Started about 1938 and owned by the Foote Mineral Co. The Foote Mine has been closed to collecting for many years and

  • History, Uwharrie Point, North Carolina

    The granite was transported on a railroad Whitney had built the previous year. (These tracks are still used today by the Winston-Salem Southbound Railroad.) By 1907, having lost $19 million and bankrupt, Whitney headed back north, leaving the dam unfinished. Today, when the Yadkin is extremely low, remnants of Whitney’s granite dam can be seen.

  • North Carolina Geological Survey Publications List

    2018-6-19 · Gold Mining in North Carolina and Adjacent South Appalachian Regions 1897; Nitze, H.B.C. and History of the Gems Found in North Carolina (REPRINT-1995) 1907 Kunz, G.F. Gem stones Blue Ridge, Piedmont. OP Granite, crushed & dimension stone State-wide $3.00 .

  • Page 11 of 28 North Carolina History Project North

    Annexed from Rowan County in 1771, Surry has been an important county to the state of North Carolina, with particular regard to granite production and the historic Andy Griffith Show. The Saura were the original Native Americans to reside in present-day Surry, and the Great Wagon Road opened colonial settlement to the region in the early to mid

  • The Old Mining Town In Gold Hill, North Carolina, Is

    2018-1-13 · The Old Mining Town In North Carolina With A Sinister History That Will Terrify You. Many people aren’t aware of the important role North Carolina played in gold mining history. Yet, in the 1840s, nearly a decade before the famous gold rush of the West began, North Carolina was producing more gold than anywhere in the eastern U.S.

  • Page 8 of 19 North Carolina History Project

    Annexed from Rowan County in 1771, Surry has been an important county to the state of North Carolina, with particular regard to granite production and the historic Andy Griffith Show. The Saura were the original Native Americans to reside in present-day Surry, and the Great Wagon Road opened colonial settlement to the region in the early to mid

  • Foote Lithium Co. Mine (Foote Mine), Kings Mountain

    Foote Lithium Co. Mine (Foote Mine), Kings Mountain Mining District, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA : A former opencast Li-Sn-Be-Nb-Ta-mica-stone (crushed/broken) occurrence/mine. Started about 1938 and owned by the Foote Mineral Co. The Foote Mine has been closed to collecting for many years and

  • History of Caldwell County

    In the first Federal Census of North Carolina taken in 1790 is recorded all the names of all the heads of families living around Tucker’s Barn. These citizens composed the Ninth Company of the Morgan District North Carolina Militia and included: George Tucker, Peter Thompson, Fred Grider, Sr., Fred Grider, Jr., John Grider and Jacob Grider.

  • Mining Part 2: Important Minerals, Gems, and Rocks

    2021-5-27 · North Carolina is the nation’s major olivine producer, with mines in Jackson, Mitchell, and Yancey Counties. Phosphate. Dark, nodular mineral found in the coastal counties. Castle Hayne north of Wilmington has produced phosphate rock commercially since about 1900, when the mineral was manufactured into fertilizer.

  • Kincaid-Anderson Quarry SC Picture Project

    We are a federally-recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit that works to preserve the history of South Carolina’s historic, natural, and cultural landmarks before they are lost to time. This website serves as a permanent digital archive of over 2,300 South Carolina landmarks and counting. Learn more about our work.

  • USGS Mineral Resources On-Line Spatial Data

    Symbols indicating mining-related features digitized from historical USGS topographic maps in the conterminous US. Includes prospect pits, mine shafts and adits, quarries, open-pit mines, tailings piles and ponds, gravel and borrow pits, and other features. Work is progressing from west to east.