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Nantahala River Gem Mine is located in the cool scenic mountains of Western North Carolina. Western North Carolina is well known as a gem capital and is famous for its natural deposits of rubies and sapphires. Both residents and visitors alike have followed the adventurous and enticing pursuit of gemstones for many years.
Founded in 1972, (by a man who you will learn more about later on) with the specific purpose of being the state capital, Raleigh is not the first choice of visitors to the state of North Carolina but does still have a lot to offer. It has a charming downtown area with a smattering of quality and ine