Check out the Gem Collection of North Carolina and other treasured gems at this fascinating permanent exhibition at the Colburn Earth Science Museum. A stunning collection of precious gems definitely makes this place a heaven for any person interested in gemology. Gems from all over the world have been collected and exhibited at the museum. You would find rare stones like hiddenite and tourmaline. Check website to know more.
Arts & Museums
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North Carolina's mineral fields contain the greatest variety of minerals in the nation. Burnham Standish Colburn was fascinated with these minerals and acquired quite a collection. The retired bank president formed the Southern Appalachian Mineral Society in 1927. Now housed at Pack Place these specimens can be viewed along with other exhibits throughout the year.