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A look at Spruce Pine, NC, the obscure Appalachian source of the world’s purest natural quartz used in manufacturing silicon for computer chips (Vince…

Vince Beiser / Wired : A look at Spruce Pine, NC, the obscure Appalachian source of the world’s purest natural quartz used in manufacturing silicon for computer chips   —  FRESH FROM CHURCH on a cool, overcast Sunday morning in Spruce Pine, North Carolina, Alex Glover slides onto the plastic bench of a McDonald’s booth.

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