Exploring North Carolina

Story in Quarries

Season 700 Episode 1 | 26m 25s Video has closed captioning.

You may be surprised to learn that NC is a geologic "crazy quilt" of pieces of terrain widely varying in age. The best windows into our distant past are quarries found in almost every county from the edge of the Pamlico Sound to the Tennessee border. With the help of some of NC’s most experienced geologists, we found pieces of NC ranging from a few million to more than one billion years old.

Aired: 07/04/17

Rating: NR

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