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Title Mining mica from open pit
Title Note Museum Record
Date Spring 1955
Description Photograph of an open pit used for mining mica near Spruce Pine, NC. The photograph is described as a record of the Museum of North Carolina Minerals, located near milepost 330.9 in section 2L of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by Ben Gale in the spring of 1955.
Location Location Name: Museum of North Carolina Minerals
Parkway Milepost: 331.0
Latitude: 35.853343
Longitude: -82.051997
Creator Individual Ben Gale
Tags Geology
Museum of North Carolina Minerals (N.C.)
Spruce Pine (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway