A Rabbit Hole Short: The "sand" at The Masters comes from North Carolina
One mine owner's trash was Augusta National's treasure.
Hello friends. Did you know the “sand” at Augusta National Golf Club, home of The Masters, comes from North Carolina? It does! It’s actually quartz, and it came from a mine near Spruce Pine. Here’s a minute-long TikTok I made about it last year:
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If you’re interested in learning more, you can read the original L.A. Times story by Sam Farmer.
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