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The Sink Hole at Bandana: An Historic Blue Ridge Mica Mine Reveals Its Past

Prehistoric mining activity in the Blue Ridge Mountains during the Woodland period is a neglected aspect of North Carolina history. Abundant evidence was still visible in the early 20th-century before it was destroyed by modern mining activity. This article presents an introductory study of mica mining at the Sink Hole Mica Mine in Bandana, North Carolina.
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