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Mining in Maine : Past, Present, and Future

2020-10-13  feldspar mining in these counties (Perham, 1987). The state's feldspar production reache.d a yearly high of about 12,000 tons by the late 1920's, almost ceased during the depression, but recovered to about 5,000 tons per year in the late 1930's. Perham ( 1987) has described the growth of the feldspar industry in Maine, along with the important

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Pulsifer Feldspar Mine In Auburn, Maine The Diggings™

The Pulsifer Feldspar Mine is in Auburn, Maine. Historically the site has been part of the Paris-Rumford Mining District. The Pulsifer Feldspar Mine was closed at the time of data entry with no known plans to re-open. The New England Upland Section of the Appalachian Highlands characterize the

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Main Feldspar Mine In Auburn, Maine The Diggings™

The Main Feldspar Mine is in Auburn, Maine. Historically the site has been part of the Paris-Rumford Mining District. The Main Feldspar Mine was closed at the time of data entry with no known plans to re-open. The Seaboard Lowland Section of the Appalachian Highlands characterize the

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Maine Geological Survey: A Collector's Guide - Chapter 2

2005-10-6  Feldspar mining at the Perham Quarry in West Paris, circa 1960's. Maine Geological Survey file photo. Figure 3. Entrance to underground workings in "Bluff Pit" at the Wardwell Quarry in Albany. Photo probably taken in early 1960's. This locality is currently closed to collecting. Maine

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Bennett Feldspar Quarry Gemstone Mine Near Buckfield,

Buckfield, Maine. The Bennett Feldspar Quarry Gemstone Mine is near Buckfield, Maine. Historically the site has been part of the Paris-Rumford Mining District. Production output of the Bennett Feldspar Quarry Gemstone Mine was considered to be small size. The ore mined is composed of tourmaline, feldspar and tantalite.

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Maine Pegmatite Mines and Prospects and Associated

2020-10-13  a preliminary guide-book which may aid mineral collectors and commercial mining organizations in appraising Maine's wealth in feldspar deposits and their associated industrial and exotic minerals. The pegmatites of Maine are essentially coarse-grained concentrations of feldspars and quartz

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QUARTZ AND FELDSPAR. - USGS

2011-12-6  At present (1906) there is no market for the quartz mined in Maine, even when produced as'an accessory in feldspar mining. At some 5 of the mines it is thrown on the waste heaps; at others it is collected in piles in the hope of a future market. It formerly found a some­ what

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HISTORY Mount Apatite Mineralogical ... - Auburn, Maine

2012-12-14  Mining Activity In 1902, an area on the Hatch Farm was leased by Maine Feldspar Company of Auburn who immediately began mining for feldspar. The material they mined was of very good quality and the production was substantial. This spar was needed to maintain the processing plant they had established nearby at Littlefield's Station in 1897.

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Maine Geological Survey: History of Quarrying in Maine

2005-10-6  Maine has a long, interesting history of mining and quarrying activity. Due to the intricacy of its bedrock geology there are many kinds of rock, mineral, and metal deposits in different parts of the state. This variety has allowed continuous mineral production of some

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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

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Maine Geological Survey: A Collector's Guide - Chapter 2

2005-10-6  Feldspar mining at the Perham Quarry in West Paris, circa 1960's. Maine Geological Survey file photo. Figure 3. Entrance to underground workings in "Bluff Pit" at the Wardwell Quarry in Albany. Photo probably taken in early 1960's. This locality is currently closed to collecting. Maine

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Maine Feldspar Quarry, East Mount Apatite Mining District ...

Maine Feldspar Quarry, East Mount Apatite Mining District, Auburn, Androscoggin Co., Maine, USA 20cm long flat type of milky quartz with attached clevelandite, these crystals use to be fairly common here, but like everywhere else its getting harder to find things, collected 2005

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Maine Feldspar, Families Feuds: Oxford County Mining

Well researched and engaging book on the mining of feldspar, mica, beryl and gemstones from the pegmatite mines and quarries in Oxford County, Maine. This book covers not only the minerals and mining of the region, but also the prominent families, history and intrigue of these mining ventures in the 19th and 29th centuries.

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Maine Mineral Attraction: Dig Maine Gems Rock Gem

2019-11-21  As time went on, the conclusion of feldspar mine operations brought gem mining onto the scene in this area of Maine, Zoltan recalls. Before her passing in 1982, Zoltan’s mother purchased a nearly 100-acre parcel of land across from their family homestead, the same property that once housed Ryerson Hill Mines and Quarry, which by that time had ...

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Virtual Tour of Maine's Minerals

2020-10-13  At the present time there is no feldspar or mica mining in Maine, but some of the old quarries are still being prospected for gem-quality tourmaline and other minerals. This quarry in Georgetown has yielded some good tourmaline, while the pegmatite rock is marketable as crushed stone. Maine Geological Survey

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QUARTZ AND FELDSPAR. - USGS

2011-12-6  At present (1906) there is no market for the quartz mined in Maine, even when produced as'an accessory in feldspar mining. At some 5 of the mines it is thrown on the waste heaps; at others it is collected in piles in the hope of a future market. It formerly found a some­ what

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Mount Apatite Park, Auburn, Maine

2012-12-14  Mount Apatite Park, Auburn, Maine Significance The Mt. Apatite quarries were important producers of commercial feldspar in the early 1900's. They played a prominent part in Maine's mining history. During the course of this mining activity, rare minerals and colorful crystals of green and pink

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Maine Geological Survey: History of Quarrying in Maine

2005-10-6  Maine has a long, interesting history of mining and quarrying activity. Due to the intricacy of its bedrock geology there are many kinds of rock, mineral, and metal deposits in different parts of the state. This variety has allowed continuous mineral production of some

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The Perham Family Quarries, Greenwood, Maine

2020-10-13  pegmatite mining in Maine. Thanks to the family’s generosity, their quarries are open to the public unless mining is taking place. No fee is charged, and visitors may keep whatever they happen to find. Figure 3 .Feldspar processing mill in West Paris, Maine Maine Geological Survey, Department of Agriculture, Conservation Forestry 4

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The Plumbago North pegmatite, Maine, USA: a new

2020-2-6  A new spodumene-rich pegmatite was recently discovered on the north side of Plumbago Mountain, Oxford County, Western Maine. The site is about 1.5 km northwest of the famous Dunton gem tourmaline pegmatite. It is an albite-quartz-spodumene pegmatite containing gigantic crystals of spodumene and montebrasite. Some spodumene crystals are more than 11 m in length. The upper portions of the ...

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Maine Feldspar Quarry, East Mount Apatite Mining District ...

Maine Feldspar Quarry, East Mount Apatite Mining District, Auburn, Androscoggin Co., Maine, USA 20cm long flat type of milky quartz with attached clevelandite, these crystals use to be fairly common here, but like everywhere else its getting harder to find things, collected 2005

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Maine Mineral Attraction: Dig Maine Gems Rock Gem

2019-11-21  As time went on, the conclusion of feldspar mine operations brought gem mining onto the scene in this area of Maine, Zoltan recalls. Before her passing in 1982, Zoltan’s mother purchased a nearly 100-acre parcel of land across from their family homestead, the same property that once housed Ryerson Hill Mines and Quarry, which by that time had ...

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QUARTZ AND FELDSPAR. - USGS

2011-12-6  At present (1906) there is no market for the quartz mined in Maine, even when produced as'an accessory in feldspar mining. At some 5 of the mines it is thrown on the waste heaps; at others it is collected in piles in the hope of a future market. It formerly found a some­ what unsteady market for pottery and sandpaper purposes. The

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Virtual Tour of Maine's Minerals

2020-10-13  At the present time there is no feldspar or mica mining in Maine, but some of the old quarries are still being prospected for gem-quality tourmaline and other minerals. This quarry in Georgetown has yielded some good tourmaline, while the pegmatite rock is marketable as crushed stone. Maine Geological Survey

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Mount Apatite Park, Auburn, Maine

2020-10-13  The Mt. Apatite quarries were important producers of commercial feldspar in the early 1900's. They played a prominent part in Maine's mining history. During the course of this mining activity, rare minerals and colorful crystals of green and pink tourmaline were found in both the Greenlaw and Maine Feldspar Quarries.

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Coromoto Minerals In Maine

2007-3-25  Coromoto Minerals Mining Operations at Mount Mica, September and October 2006. Page 1. The best material from day 1 of pocket MMP21-06. As described in the last update, June/July/August, we were all intrigued by the increase in the grain size of the pegmatite. The huge and never ending feldspar crystal seemed to promise something worthy of note.

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Maine Geological Survey: Maine's Mineral Resources

2021-9-17  Significant Mineral Commodities - Mining in Maine has a long history unknown to many citizens. Some of us have seen the granite quarries which remain from an industry established more than 150 years ago. Gravel pits are a common sight today, and many people are familiar with Maine's limestone, slate ...

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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

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Maine Geological Survey: Mineral Collecting in Maine

2012-3-14  Maine Mining Adventures by C. J. Stevens, 1994, available from John Wade - Publisher, P.O. Box 303, Phillips, ME 04966, 208 p. Maine's Treasure Chest - Gems and Minerals of Oxford County, by J. C. Perham, 1987, $16.95 plus $2.50 shipping; order from Perham's of West Paris, West Paris, Maine

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The Plumbago North pegmatite, Maine, USA: a new

2020-2-6  A new spodumene-rich pegmatite was recently discovered on the north side of Plumbago Mountain, Oxford County, Western Maine. The site is about 1.5 km northwest of the famous Dunton gem tourmaline pegmatite. It is an albite-quartz-spodumene pegmatite containing gigantic crystals of spodumene and montebrasite. Some spodumene crystals are more than 11 m in length. The upper

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