Open seasonally April-October
Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10-6
Sunday: 1-6
828-766-MICA(6422) (Year Round)
Open seasonally April-October
Spruce Pine, Little Switzerland, NC

Welcome to Isinglass Village

In 1894, the US Department of Interior stated that "The Spruce Pine Mining District has the best quality mica deposits in the world." More than 100 different minerals have been identified from over 1,000 local mines.

Mica Mining Equipment: MUSEUM

See real mica mining equipment used in area mines from the 1800's. Ore cars, track loaders, crushers, screens, all remnants left over from the early days of mining.

The Isinglass Village Mica Museum will contain the original equipment (over 100 years old) from the Tarheel Mica Plant (of Plumtree, NC). There will be several varieties, sizes and thickness of mica on display and also for sale.

Click Here for More » The Gift Shop

Our gift shop has something for every member of your family. Geodes, to crack open, for the kids (and kids at heart), T-shirts, fine jewelry, onyx, pieces, rough gems and faceted gems.

More Information

If you need information about any of our services, please feel free to use our contact form, send us an e-mail to, or give us a call at 828-766-MICA(6422).