Exploring North Carolina

Mines Of The Past: Gold and Coal

Season 1300 Episode 7 | 27m 37s | Video has closed captioning.

ENC will examine two forgotten chapters in our economic and geological past, which are both exciting and painful. NC was a gold mining state, and in the first quarter of the 1800s produced some of the largest gold nuggets ever found in the continental U.S. Coal mining was a very dangerous occupation and in the mid-1920s over 50 miners lost their lives in a single mining accident.

Aired: 11/08/18

Rating: NR

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