Our “Down The Crabtree” book is a historical review of North Carolina Mining and Mines by Robert J. “Bob” Schabilion. Bob was the founder of Emerald Village and the North Carolina Mining Museum.
This 8.5″ x 11″ paperback book contains 179 pages of meticulously researched data. It is extensively illustrated and contains a wealth of information not available elsewhere. Topics covered include the Emerald Village Mines, other area mines including the Crabtree Emerald Mine, and historical mining lore relevant to this mountain area. Numerous charts detail hundreds of mines and minerals. This is, therefore, the best and most complete history of mining and minerals of Western North Carolina.
In summary, our “Down The Crabtree” book makes an excellent gift for the true Carolina Rock Hound!
Published in 2009.
Information on mineral and gem collecting at and near Emerald Village can be found here: McKinney Mine Dumps and Crabtree Emerald Mine Dumps