Museum of North Carolina Minerals Ornament

$22.00

The 2023 MCHS ornament is the last in our series. It features the Museum of North Carolina Minerals and celebrates the  mining heritage and its economic importance to the Toe Valley region.

Description

Since 1955, the Museum of North Carolina Minerals at Gillespie Gap on the Blue Ridge Parkway has celebrated the mineral wealth found in the 250 square mile Spruce Pine Mining District. Over 60 different minerals may be found in the unique region, but mica, feldspar, and quartz, especially, have been the basis of MitchelL County’s vital mining industry.

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