Chatham County, North Carolina – Two adjacent tracts located in Chatham County, NC, are now preserved through an FLC conservation easement. One tract is 84.8 acres and the other is 148.4 acres. A valuable type of shale, called Carolina Slate, can be found on both tracts. Under FLC’s CE, the shale will never be mined. Both sites offer woodland, pastures, creeks and formerly farmed and timbered areas.