The 42nd Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals was held in Asheville, North
Carolina on May 7-13, 2006. The Forum was convened by the North Carolina Geological
Survey, in collaboration with industry and the Minerals Research Laboratory of North
Carolina State University. Forum attendees and authors were from 27 states, nine
counties and five continents.
This report presents the technical papers and posters given at the Forum on May
8-10. Pre- and post- meeting field trips showcased the diversity of our State’s industrial
minerals – including a three day field trip, “Mountains to the Sea.” Edited by J.C. Reid, 2006.