North Carolina's mineral fields contain the greatest variety of minerals in the nation. Burnham Standish Colburn was ... More
Colburn Earth Science Museum
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.
I expected a very small mineral museum and was very pleasently surprised to see the dinosaur bones. This little museum is jam packed with bones and minerals in every corner. The minerals included raw and cut. They had one of those ultraviolet rock mining displays where you push a button and hear the mining "explosion." This was not a very large Museum and was in the same buildings as serveral other exbihits. (Including one that was for smaller children and had a human skeleton riding a bike in the window) So you could split the family and some go in Colburn and some in the other.
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