Digging deep into Western North Carolina’s mining history



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Abandoned mine

I recently hiked to the abandoned mine off of the South Toe river and I was wondering if there were any pics.

Marc McIntosh more than 4 years ago

Abandoned but still privately owned

Marc, it wouldn't surprise me if you were on or near an abandoned mica mine on or near my family's property in crab orchard ( one mile north of plumtree post office ) .There are several mines in the area, do you know whose land you were on? And you are looking for pics of what, the mines in the area?

Melissa more than 3 years ago

colored rocks?

while traveling to franklin, n.c. we saw piles of colored glass looking stiff?what is it an what is it used for?

JUDY CABRERA more than 4 years ago

Glass in franklin

Think thats slag glass... leftover from mfg and melted glass from factorys but i may be wrong

Teresa Young more than 3 years ago