NCPI Workmark
Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.

Search Results


4 results for Emerald miners--Hiddenite
Currently viewing results 1 - 4
PAGE OF 1
Record #:
4208
Author(s):
Abstract:
In North America emeralds of gem-quality are found only in our state. Among emerald hunters James Hill, Jr., of Hiddenite, is one of the most successful. Though gem hunting has left him $200,000 in debt and possibly cost him two marriages, Hill is digging up emeralds that geologists say are among the finest in the world.
Source:
Full Text:
Record #:
12273
Author(s):
Abstract:
The \"Carolina Emerald\" is the largest and finest-cut emerald ever mined in North America. It was found in Alexander County near the community of Hiddenite by Wayne Anthony. Tiffany & Co., New York jewelers, placed a value of $100,000 on it.
Source:
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 39 Issue 3, July 1971, p9, 25, il
Full Text:
Record #:
24202
Author(s):
Abstract:
Jamie Hill mines rocks and emeralds in Hiddenite, North Carolina. His mine produced the most expensive emerald found in North America and thousands more carats of gemstones.
Full Text:
Record #:
35723
Author(s):
Abstract:
For rock enthusiasts, this article contained gems of the information. Examples are mother lode level locations such as Spruce Pine, Franklin, Little Switzerland, a facility to discover more areas of interest (Museum of North Carolina Minerals), and number of minerals that can be found in the Tar Heel State (over three hundred, in comparison to ten that can be found in other states).
Source:
Tar Heel (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 7 Issue 3, May/June 1979, p30-31