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Fossils and petrified wood are abundant in North Carolina's coastal plain. They range in age from 10,000 years to more than 600 million years old. Almost every major river and stream east of I-95 to the coast has exposures where fossils can be found. The state's most famous fossil site is a huge marl pit near Aurora in Beaufort County. The pit is internationally known for the huge shark teeth discovered there.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 37 Issue 4, Apr 2005, p12-13, il Periodical Website
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Reynolda House, built between 1906 and 1917 in Winston-Salem, was the home of tobacco baron Richard Reynolds and his wife Katherine. It opened to the public in 1967 as a museum, one of the first in the country to specialize in American art. On April 1, 2005, the museum will open a $12 million, three-story addition, the Mary and Charles Babcock Wing, named for the daughter and son-in-law of the Reynolds's. The 30,000-square-foot addition includes a new visitor center, orientation gallery, video, acoustic guides, oral history stations, museum store, two-level auditorium, art library, a changing exhibition gallery, and education studios.
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North Carolina has a rich history in minerals and gems, with more than three hundred kinds of minerals and gemstones scattered through three geographic regions. It is the only state in the nation in which all four of the major gems--diamonds, emeralds, rubies, and sapphires--have been found. The first gold rush in the country began in Cabarrus County in 1799. The largest emerald ever discovered in North America was found in western North Carolina in 1984, and gold mined from the same region supplied the U.S. Mint in Charlotte from 1837 to 1861.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 37 Issue 4, Apr 2005, p14-15, il Periodical Website
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