“Down The Crabtree” is a historical review of North Carolina Mining and Mines by Robert J. “Bob” Schabilion, the founder of Emerald Village and the North Carolina Mining Museum. The 8-1/2 x 11 book contains 179 pages with meticulously researched information unavailable elsewhere. It is profusely illustrated and contains a wealth of information on the Emerald Village Mines, other area mines including the Crabtree Emerald Mine, and historical mining lore pertinent to this mountain area. Numerous charts enumerate hundreds of mines and minerals. This is the best, most complete history of mining and minerals of Western North Carolina. This book was originally published in 2009 at a $50 retail price. Available now for a limited time from the Emerald Village Online store at $35 plus insured priority shipping and handling (plus tax if shipped to a NC address). Makes an excellent gift for the true Carolina Rock Hound!