Herodsfoot Calcite

A new acquisition to my collection and old time Calcite. It was from a Northern Carolina collection. Looking at the condition of the specimen it has no dinks leading me to the conclusion it was collected underground when the mine was active.

Lack of Water 1859

A very dry summer in 1859 caused the halt to stamping due to lack of water.

This year during the drought there was a reasonable flow of water down the river.

It could be the gunpowder works higher up was responsible for the lack of flow.