After a “once in sixty years” pause in 2020, the Mitchell County Chamber will once again host the NC Mineral and Gem Festival July 29-August 1 in Spruce Pine. The event will take place July 29-August 1 in the same location as 2019 (Spruce Pine Commons Shopping Center behind McDonalds).

The event will feature vendors with a variety of items for sale including minerals, gemstones, finished jewelry, beads, tools and more. The event will also feature the popular Mine Tours sponsored by Quartz Corporation on Thursday and Friday evenings. The mine tours are reservation only and can be reserved on the Festival website.

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