Exploring North Carolina

Preview: Mines Of The Past: Gold and Coal

Preview: Season 13 | 30s

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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Exploring North Carolina is a local public television program presented by PBS NC.

UNC-TV, Natural World Productions, LLC, WRAL-TV and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences