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Over 300 minerals, including rubies and emeralds, are found in the state. Four museums in Western North Carolina display samples of this mineral wealth: Colburn Gem and Mineral Museum (Asheville); Museum of North Carolina Minerals (Spruce Pine); The Schiele Museum (Gastonia); and The Nature Museum at Grandfather Mountain (Linville).
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.