Saluda Train Tales explores the mineral industry Friday

Published 8:00 am Thursday, October 18, 2018

Laura Fields, of Mineral Spirits in Saluda, will educate the community on Friday during Saluda Train Tales. The North Carolina mineral industry is one of the reasons the railroads were built to western North Carolina.

Fields will explore the mineral industry over the past 200 years till today. She will show some of the rocks area mountains produce and how they are used.

After a career in real estate and serving as the town’s commissioner, Fields now has time to turn her passion for collecting unique rocks, minerals and gems into a business on Main Street in Saluda.

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Professionals in Alternative Health Care use Fields’ stones to assist in the healing process of their patients. 

 Saluda Train Tales is a free monthly event to educate the community about the importance of Saluda’s railroad history and the Saluda Grade.

These events are at the Saluda Historic Depot located at 32 W Main Street in Saluda and start at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Cathy Jackson at 828-817-2876 or

– Submitted by Cathy Jackson