A number of short reports on mica have been included in various Economic Papers during the past fifty years but Bulletin 43 issued in 1944 and Bulletin 49 issued in 1946 were the first major reports on mica published by the State of North Carolina. These reports dealt almost entirely with sheet mica.
The report presented herewith covers the scrap mica resources of the State. Scrap mica is used in the production of both wet and dry ground mica. The ground mica industry of the State began in a small way about 1870. During the past twenty years it has grown rapidly. This report should be of considerable value to the producers of scrap and ground mica in North Carolina. By Sam D. Broadhurst and Lewis J. Hash, 1953. 66 pages.