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Here you can explore a variety of mine dirt meet for field trips shop in our site store and hear talks on Maine mineralogy and mining history All ages are welcome at the site Dig from a pile of straight run mine material relocated by dump truck directly from the worldfamous Mt Mica Mine in South Paris Maine or choose from prefilled

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  • Maine Gemstone Mining  Geology

    Maine Gemstone Mining Geology

    Gems as a Byproduct By the late 1800s rough gem materials were regularly being purchased by dealers in Boston and New York At the same time mica and feldspar were being mined from dozens of pegmatites in Androscoggin Cumberland Oxford and Sagadahoc Counties Gemquality tourmaline and other gem minerals were often discovered while mining and gemstones became a byproduct of the

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  • Mineral Collecting in Maine Explore Maine Geology Maine

    Mineral Collecting in Maine Explore Maine Geology Maine

    Mar 30 2018 · Volume 2 Mining History Gems and Geology Bibliography of Maine Geology For those interested in more indepth research the Bibliography of Maine Geology contains more than 12000 references related to Maine geology The Bibliography is part of the Maps and Publications Search The search results displayed will have links to online Maine

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  • Rockhounding Sites in Maine  American Geode

    Rockhounding Sites in Maine American Geode

    Jun 04 2018 · Rockhounding in Maine is some great rockhounding in fact some of the best rockhounding the American Geode team has ever experienced because of the ease and accessibility of the Maine mines American Geode went on a rockhounding and foodie tour of Maine in May 2018 and found the quarries very accessible easy to find and full of mica

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  • Maine Rockhounding  Collecting Site for Rare Crystals

    Maine Rockhounding Collecting Site for Rare Crystals

    May 01 2019 · Maine is one of the few places in the United States to produce rare gemgrade specimens Tourmaline is a group of minerals sharing common crystalline but entirely different chemical properties Out of many forms of tourmaline two are most commonly found in the rocks of Maine

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  • Maine Mineralogy  Rockhounding Minerals Tourmaline

    Maine Mineralogy Rockhounding Minerals Tourmaline

    Oxford County Maine is truly unique in its pegmatite formations incredible variety of precious and semiprecious minerals Our area has a centurieslong history as a prized mineral source for industrial applications collectors and academics Youll have a chance to dig and find minerals previously excavated from the mines

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  • Home  Maine Mineral  Gem Museum

    Home Maine Mineral Gem Museum

    The Maine Mineral Gem Museum is committed to making your visit a safe and healthy one To ensure that the museum remains open and accessible to everyone we ask that all visitors follow our COVID19 guidelines Face Coverings Required Face masks will be available Hand Hygiene

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  • Public Gold Gem  Mineral Mines in New England

    Public Gold Gem Mineral Mines in New England

    Maine Mineral Adventures When it comes to gem mining in the US Mt Mica is the oldest gem mine that are still operating The site is in fact among the most visited with a large number of gemstones uncovered Some of the mineral that you are likely to find at this mine include quartz crystals beryl lepidolite among other rare stones

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  • White Mountain National Forest  Deer Hill Mineral

    White Mountain National Forest Deer Hill Mineral

    From Rte 113 in Stow Maine turn right onto Deer Hill Rd FR9 Follow Deer Hill Road 22 miles to the Deer Hill Mineral Site trailhead From the trailhead follow the yellow blazed hiking trail 01 miles to a fork in the trail Bear right for 04 miles to permit area 1 bear left

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  • Top Spots For Gem Hunting In The US  International Gem

    Top Spots For Gem Hunting In The US International Gem

    When you think of mining for the “big four” gemstones diamond ruby sapphire and emerald it’s easy to imagine places like India South Africa and Colombia However you can find these stones and many others at plenty of gem hunting spots in the United States

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  • Maine Gold Panning Rock Hunting  Fossil Hunting

    Maine Gold Panning Rock Hunting Fossil Hunting

    The Maine Mineralogical and Geological Society also offers tips and tricks to finding interesting minerals Maine Fossil Hunting Fossils consist of the hard bodies of creatures or impressions made by soft bodies that decomposed over time These fossils exist for millions of years in the bedrock and sediments of Maine

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  • Fee Mining and Digging for Gems Minerals Gold Crystals

    Fee Mining and Digging for Gems Minerals Gold Crystals

    Fee mining sites are places where you can pay a fee to dig pan or search for rocks minerals or gemstones and keep whatever you find There are many places in the United States where you can pan for gold wash gravel for gemstones or split rocks to find fossils and have a

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  • Maine Mini Adventure Rock hound in Auburn eat burgers

    Maine Mini Adventure Rock hound in Auburn eat burgers

    Jun 16 2015 · 1 Mining for gems in Auburn Mount Apatite is managed by the city of Auburn and is open to the public According to the Maine Geographical Survey visitors can “use hand tools to explore for mineral and gem specimens to a depth of two feet” There are several mining sites in Maine but very few are open to the public for selfguided exploring

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  • property listings  goldproperties4sale

    property listings goldproperties4sale

    This is an extension of the patented Waverly lode mine one of the most extensive tunnel systems in the Florence basin Located on 6 ounce Gulch with over 40 documented gold laiden is running water on this claim Standing water is present also 700000 FINANCED 111 Sand Creek 5 Is a 20 acre placer claim on Sand

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  • Maine Mineralogical  Geological Club

    Maine Mineralogical Geological Club

    Maine Mineralogical and Geological Societys 37th annual Mineral and Gem Show has a new home APRIL SHOW POSTPONED Given the risk of Covid19 spreading we have decided that it is in the best interests of the public our staff and our dealers to move the 37th annual MMGS Show to another date

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  • Maine Mineralogy  Rockhounding Minerals Tourmaline

    Maine Mineralogy Rockhounding Minerals Tourmaline

    Oxford County Maine is truly unique in its pegmatite formations incredible variety of precious and semiprecious minerals Our area has a centurieslong history as a prized mineral source for industrial applications collectors and academics Youll have a chance to dig and find minerals previously excavated from the mines

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  • Interactive map of mineral resources in Maine  American

    Interactive map of mineral resources in Maine American

    The Maine Geological Surveys interactive map provides a range of mineral resource information for the state of Maine The map allows users to explore Maines significant mineral commodities mineral deposits selected historical mines and more Much of the data can be downloaded for further use and analysis Click here to access the Maine mineral resources interactive map

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  • Mineral Collecting at PMC  Poland Mining Camps

    Mineral Collecting at PMC Poland Mining Camps

    Jan 31 2010 · Finding gemstones has been a passion in Maine since 1820 and most mining ventures didnt let much slip through the cracks especially tourmaline We have to emphasize that you wont find gemstone rough of any kind all over the ground and you wont get rich

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  • Treasure Hunting in Maine  Plan Your Adventure

    Treasure Hunting in Maine Plan Your Adventure

    Although Maine has lots of treasure seeking activities treasure hunting in Maine really centers on mining activities The state has a ton of mineral and gem mining sites that are ideal for hobbyist Minerals found in Oxford County are practically prized and the area has numerous expeditions that your family can take part in

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  • Mining – Maine An Encyclopedia

    Mining – Maine An Encyclopedia

    Mining has been significant part of the Maine economy at different times in different places thanks to its geologic composition Granite slate and gem extraction have been important local industries at certain points in the state’s history The Mt Mica mine in Paris Maine was the site in 1820 where amateur naturalists Elijah Hamlin and

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  • Mount Apatite Park Auburn Maine

    Mount Apatite Park Auburn Maine

    Mount Apatite Park Auburn Maine Significance The Mt Apatite quarries were important producers of commercial feldspar in the early 1900s They played a prominent part in Maines mining history During the course of this mining activity rare minerals and colorful crystals of green and pink

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  • Poland Mining Camps  Home

    Poland Mining Camps Home

    Jan 31 2010 · The Best Mineral Collecting At The Best Maine Locales With the Best People FluorApatite Crystals Artwork ©Frederick C Wilda 2010 Last Updated January 31 2010

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  • Top Spots For Gem Hunting In The US  International Gem

    Top Spots For Gem Hunting In The US International Gem

    Emerald Hollow Mine Hiddenite North Carolina Find glittering gorgeous emeralds in Hiddenite only about an hour’s drive from WinstonSalem NC The Emerald Hollow Mine is home to the only emerald mine in the United States open for public treasure hunting You can check out findings from the mine at sluiceways or do your own prospecting digging and hunting for a small fee

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  • THE 10 BEST North Carolina Mines with Photos  Tripadvisor

    THE 10 BEST North Carolina Mines with Photos Tripadvisor

    “ We visited 2 different gem mining places while in Boone hands down Foggy Mountain Gem Mining is the place to spend your time and money awesome staff great finds in

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  • 7 of the Best Road Trip Destinations for Gem Hunting

    7 of the Best Road Trip Destinations for Gem Hunting

    Jul 29 2020 · Gem hunting may not spark your fancy but road tripping or RVing to one of these destinations is an adventure inofitself Many of these locations have so much to do in and around the mine you may not strike gold but you may learn a thing or

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  • Mount Marie Quarries Paris Oxford County Maine USA

    Mount Marie Quarries Paris Oxford County Maine USA

    The history of Maine tourmalines dates back to the mid 1800s when chance discoveries in the area surrounding the small town of Newry excited the world of minerals and gems Some of these early finds can be seen in the Smithsonian Institution galleries in Washington DC the American Museum of Natural History in New York City as well as the

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  • New Hampshire Rockhounding Guide

    New Hampshire Rockhounding Guide

    Jun 24 2016 · Gem Keeper QA Elaine Swett a forestry technician for the White Mountain National Forest has been managing the mineralcollecting program for the past 10 years She patrols the mineral collecting areas maintains the sites and educates the public on proper mineralcollecting techniques

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  • Mining for Indicolite Tourmaline in Newry Maine

    Mining for Indicolite Tourmaline in Newry Maine

    Collecting at the Blue Pit on Plumbago Mountain in Newry Maine THE PLUMBAGO MOUNTAIN STORY Newry Hill a spur off Plumbago Mountain is the most prolific tourmaline producer in Maine Since its discovery in 1898 production from the mine has exceeded thousands of kilograms of highquality tourmaline

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  • Interactive map of mineral resources in Maine  American

    Interactive map of mineral resources in Maine American

    The Maine Geological Surveys interactive map provides a range of mineral resource information for the state of Maine The map allows users to explore Maines significant mineral commodities mineral deposits selected historical mines and more Much of the data can be downloaded for further use and analysis Click here to access the Maine mineral resources interactive map

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  • Coromoto Minerals In Maine

    Coromoto Minerals In Maine

    A site devoted to sharing the minerals and mining experiences at Mount Mica and Orchard Pit Oxford County Maine Mining Operations at Mount Mica Orchard Pit Mines Oxford County Maine A complex specimen of pink crystallized quartz chalcedony kosnarite and other phosphatesfrom the roof near pocket 2208

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  • Gem Mining  Alapark

    Gem Mining Alapark

    The gemstone mining process is an ideal activity for any age your findings will make the perfect start for a collection Children as well as adults have enjoyed their experience panning for gems Cathedral Caverns Gem Mine Hours 900 AM 600 PM

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  • Mining for Indicolite Tourmaline in Newry Maine

    Mining for Indicolite Tourmaline in Newry Maine

    Collecting at the Blue Pit on Plumbago Mountain in Newry Maine THE PLUMBAGO MOUNTAIN STORY Newry Hill a spur off Plumbago Mountain is the most prolific tourmaline producer in Maine Since its discovery in 1898 production from the mine has exceeded thousands of kilograms of highquality tourmaline

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  • Mount Apatite Park Auburn Maine

    Mount Apatite Park Auburn Maine

    Mount Apatite Park Auburn Maine Significance The Mt Apatite quarries were important producers of commercial feldspar in the early 1900s They played a prominent part in Maines mining history During the course of this mining activity rare minerals and colorful crystals of green and pink

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  • The Oceanview MineDig For Gems

    The Oceanview MineDig For Gems

    Visit the Oceanview Mine for a chance to find your own gemstourmalines kunzites morganites and more Your visit allows you a unique view of the only actively working underground mine in the world famous Pala Gem mining district Come visit us for this unique experiencelike nothing else in the world

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  • Home  Greenville Gemstone Mine

    Home Greenville Gemstone Mine

    Come experience the fascinating treasures that await you at the Greenville Gemstone Mine Conveniently located in downtown Greenville across from the Hyatt Regency Convention Center Inside you will find rare Gems Fossils Metaphysical items Unique Home Decor and the largest selection of fine Sterling Silver Gemstone Jewelry in the Upstate

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  • Mining In New Hampshire  The Diggings

    Mining In New Hampshire The Diggings

    New Hampshire has 260 identified mines listed in The Diggings The most commonly listed primary commodities in New Hampshire mines are Beryllium Feldspar and Mica At the time these mines were surveyed 61 mines in New Hampshire were observed to have ore mineralization in an outcrop shallow pit or isolated drill holeknown as an occurance mine 1 New Hampshire has 84 prospect mines

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  • Mount Apatite  Maine Trail Finder

    Mount Apatite Maine Trail Finder

    2 days ago · Maine Trail Finder is a free online resource that promotes active outdoor recreation in the state of Maine Search a growing database of fourseason trails to find the right trail for your next adventure Browse interactive trail maps trail descriptions pictures and trip reports Find outdoor events happening around the state Use Maine Trail Finder to track all your trail adventures

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  • Mines Mineral Properties and Mining Claims For Sale

    Mines Mineral Properties and Mining Claims For Sale

    Mines and Claims For Sale Lease or Joint Venture Commodities Baryte Cadmium Chromite Cobalt Copper Dolomite Emerald Fluorite Gemstone Gold Granite Gravel Iron Iron Oxide Lead Limestone Magnesium Micronutrient Fertilizer Molybdenum Nickel Niobium Opal Palladium Platinum Platinum Group Quartz Quartzite Rare Earth Sand Silver Tin Titanium

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  • Intergalactic Mining

    Intergalactic Mining

    We had been calling our loosely organized hobby mining company PR Mining PR stood for a bunch of things such as Profit and Return Prospect and Result and Public Relation but our favorite was a jab at an individual who had accused us falsely of certain illicit activities a year earlier

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  • US Gemstone Mines Arizona Oregon Idaho Montana

    US Gemstone Mines Arizona Oregon Idaho Montana

    Maine Gemstones The first commercial gemstone mine in the United States that was operated by miners who were not Native Americans was at Mount Mica Maine There a large deposit of tourmaline was discovered by children in 1820 Two years later a mine was opened and it yielded thousands of carats of gemquality tourmaline crystals

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  • 7 of the Best Road Trip Destinations for Gem Hunting

    7 of the Best Road Trip Destinations for Gem Hunting

    Jul 29 2020 · Gem hunting may not spark your fancy but road tripping or RVing to one of these destinations is an adventure inofitself Many of these locations have so much to do in and around the mine you may not strike gold but you may learn a thing or

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  • State  AbandonedMines

    State AbandonedMines

    The AML Portal is a partnership that spans federal state and local efforts to reduce the environmental and health risks of abandoned land mines through increased awareness education and action Visit our partners websites to learn what theyre doing to reclaim these lands

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