mica mines district in north carolina

Item No. 72474 for sale of Mica Deposits of the Franklin ...

Item No. 72474 of Mica Deposits of the Franklin-Sylva District, North Carolina, 1946 from, N.C. Division of Mineral Resources, Bulletin Number 49, by Olson, J.C., et al available for sale from John Betts, crystal and minerals dealer in NY, NY.

North Carolina: Places Where Can You Go to Dig for ...

Gem Mountain is located in Spruce Pine, North Carolina in the heart of the Spruce Pine Mining District. They operate several mines in the area and offer mining at the flume line where you go through buckets of material or you can take a trip out to a mine and dig your own.

Museum of North Carolina Minerals - News From The Diggings

Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina, off the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, is the Spruce Pine Mining District one of the richest deposits of gems and minerals. Of these minerals, over 300 varieties are on display at the Museum of North Carolina Minerals including emerald, amethyst, sapphire, garnet, kaolin, quartz, mica…

National Register of Historic Places listings in Watauga ...

This list includes properties and districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Watauga County, North Carolina.Click the "Map of all coordinates" link to the right to view a Google map of all properties and districts with latitude and longitude coordinates in the table below.

geology western north carolina, Rick Jacquot

Geology of the Spruce Pine Mining District by Alex Glover, PG. The geologic history of the Spruce Pine Mining District is as fascinating as it's mining history. ... of some of the pegmatite mines in the Spruce Pine Mining District and surrounding areas of Western North Carolina. Ray Mica Mine, Yancey County, N.C. Collectors searching the mine ...

Spruce Pine, NC Mines - US Mining

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

Bo's Mine Tours

Bo's Mine Tours offers the oppportunity to collect North Carolina rocks and minerals from a real mine. However, my experience over the past few years with Bo's Mine Tours is that there are two situations when it is beneficial to include "tourist gem mining" as part of my tours.

NC DEQ: NC Mineral Resources - An Overview - North Carolina

Feldspar - Feldspar was first mined in North Carolina in 1911 in the Spruce Pine district, the main feldspar-producing district in North America. Original mining was from pegmatite bodies but current mining is from alaskite,a very coarse-grained, light-colored, feldspar-quartz-muscovite rock.

Exploring the Spruce Pine Mining District | Our State Magazine

That history is coaxed to the surface in a region known as the Spruce Pine Mining District, a 25-mile-long swath of mineral-rich real estate in Mitchell, Yancey, and Avery counties. The earth here is bejeweled with emeralds, amethysts, sapphires, garnet, kaolin, quartz, mica, and feldspar.

Ray Mica Mine Big Beryl & More - Western North Carolina ...

The Ray mine is arguably the best place in North Carolina to find facet-grade aquamarine, a greenish-blue gem variety of beryl. The largest beryl crystals are reported to be about 4 inches in diameter and 5 to 6 inches long, although facet-grade crystals of this size are extremely rare.

Yancey Co., North Carolina, USA - Mindat.org

Ray Mica Mine (Wray Mine), Hurricane Mountain, Burnsville, Spruce Pine District, Yancey Co., North Carolina, USA Cattail Mine (Iscom Mine), Yancey Co., North Carolina, USA Carolina Mineral Company No. 20 Mine (Old 20 Mine), Crabtree Creek, Spruce Pine District, Yancey Co., North Carolina, USA ⓘ

THE 10 BEST North Carolina Mines (with Photos) - TripAdvisor

Top North Carolina Mines: See reviews and photos of mines in North Carolina, United States on TripAdvisor. North Carolina. North Carolina Tourism North Carolina Hotels North Carolina Bed and Breakfast North Carolina Vacation Rentals North Carolina Vacation Packages

North Carolina mica mines - USGS

Mica deposits of the southeastern Piedmont, Part 5, Shelby-Hickory district, North Carolina; Part 6, Outlying deposits in North Carolina (1953) The Publications Warehouse does not have links to digital versions of this publication at this time

Mica deposits of the Franklin-Sylva District, North Carolina

Home State Publications II Mica deposits of the Franklin-Sylva District, North Carolina Reference URL Share . To link to this object, paste this link in email, IM or document To embed this object, paste this HTML in website. Mica deposits of the Franklin-Sylva District, North Carolina ...

Mica Deposits of the Blue Ridge in North Carolina

MICA DEPOSITS OF THE BLUE RIDGE IN NORTH CAROLINA By FRANK G. LESTJRB ABSTRACT Pegmatites in the Blue Ridge of North Carolina are important sources of sheet and scrap mica, feldspar, kaolin, and quartz. Small amounts of beryl, columbite-tantalite, monazite, samar- skite, and uranium …

Spruce Pine Mining District North Carolina ...

During Reconstruction, General Benjamin F. Butler had an agent, John F. Alexander, working in western North Carolina to secure mica mines. A mica boom began in 1878 when it was used as an insulator in the production of Thomas Edison's electric motor. By the 1890's Spruce Pine was a national center of mica mining activity.

GC18V9A The Old Ray Mica Mine (Earthcache) in North ...

Jan 22, 2008· The Old Ray Mica Mine (GC18V9A) was created by OzGuff on 1/22/2008. It's a Not chosen size geocache, with difficulty of 2, terrain of 3. It's located in North Carolina, United States.A short stroll (half a mile round-trip) to one of the shafts at the old Ray Mine (sometimes called the Ray Mica Mine or the Wray Mine).

Emerald Village: Bon Ami Mine & North Carolina's Spruce ...

Emerald Village is a privately run collection of mining attractions in the Spruce Pine Mining District of eastern North Carolina. This mountainous section of the Appellation Mountains is unique for its variety and wealth of gems and minerals, including the precious stone that the village is named after: emeralds.

MICA Deposits of the Blue Ridge in North Carolina: USGS ...

This report is based on studies of the mica deposits in the Blue Ridge of North Carolina made between 1939 and 1962 by geologists of the US Geological Survey. This publication describes the geology of the region, as well as the economic aspects of pegmatite minerals.

Ray Mica Mine - Western North Carolina and Southeastern ...

No mine tailings will be used to close any of the shafts. The Ray Mines, located about 2.5 miles southeast of Burnsville, were intermittently mined between 1867 and 1944 by at least seven different owners. The mines have remained inactive since the 1940s. Mineral material, including mica…

Emerald Village - Gem Mines North Carolina

Welcome to Emerald Village! Emerald Village is a group of gem, mining, and historical attractions nestled deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway and within an hour's drive of Asheville, Boone, and Blowing Rock.

Original paper Mineralogy and petrogenesis of pegmatites ...

Pegmatites of the Spruce Pine Mining District in western North Carolina have a long history of providing various minerals to mankind. Native Americans mined mica from the Spruce Pine pegmatites over 2000 years ago (Mar-golin 2000). Large sheets of muscovite and figures cut from muscovite are a common artifact in the mounds of

Mica deposits of the Blue Ridge in North Carolina (Book ...

Map showing location of mica mines and prospects in Woodlawn district, McDowell County, and Buncombe District, McDowell, Madison, and Yancey counties, North Carolina -- Plate 5. Map showing location of mica mines and prospects in outer part of Franklin-Sylva district, Clay, Haywood, Jackson, and Macon counties, North Carolina -- Plate 6.

Mica Deposits of the Southeastern Piedmont - USGS

MICA DEPOSITS OF THE SOUTHEASTERN PIEDMONT PART 5. SHELBY-HICKORY DISTRICT, NORTH CAROLINA BY WALLACE R. GRIFFITTS and JERRY C. OLSON ABSTRACT The Shelby-Hickory district is the most productive mica district in the southeastern Piedmont. A belt of quartzite, con­ glomerate, and marble occurs on its eastern edge. The district

Mitchell County, North Carolina - wncrocks.com

Mitchell County, North Carolina Abernathy Mica Mine. The Abernathy Mica Mine located in Mitchell County, North Carolina was mined off and on from the late 1800's through the early 1960's. The main entrance to the mine is located on private property and no collecting is allowed. The lower workings are near a river on railroad property and can be ...

FindingRocks.com - Ray Mica Mine

Directions: Here are the directions from my source: "directions to the Ray Mica Mine: from Asheville North Carolina, take US Highway 19-23 North (new I-26 West) to exit 9, Burnsville/Spruce Pine exit, turn right towards Burnsville on US 19 North, drive 17.1 miles into Burnsville, turn right onto Pensacola Road/NC 197 South, drive 0.7 miles to ...

Jackson County, NC Mines - US Mining

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