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      History of the Hunt. The earliest recording of gold mining activity in ia began about 1804 as placer mining, followed quickly by lode mining. Mining continued unabated until the onset of the California Gold Rush, at which point most serious speculators moved west. Production continued at a low level until the Civil War, when it virtually ...

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    • Maine Gold Panning, Rock Hunting & Fossil …

      Gold Panning, Rock & Fossil Hunting. Coos Canyon in Byron, Maine is one of the most productive locations for gold panning in the state. Maine''s bedrock contains nearly 500 million years of geological history. Erosion, sedimentation, mountain building, deformation of bedrock, metamorphism, and volcanic activity shaped Maine…

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    • Rare Gems and Minerals in Maine

      Maine is probably the best state in New England to mine for gems and minerals. The State Gem is tourmaline, which is found here in a variety of colors. Some exceptionally large specimens have been mined here. Other popular minerals to dig for include amethyst, beryl, topaz, and aquamarine.

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    • Best Rockhounding Sites (+ Beaches) in Maine & What To ...

      2021-10-30 · Best Rockhounding Sites & Beaches in Maine. The best rockhounding sites in Maine are Tamminen, Waisanen, Pingree Ledge quarries, Deer Hill, Lord Hill, Mount Apatite, Loring Cove, Lubec Mine, Jasper Beach, Catherine Mountain, Topsham, Acton Mine, Bumpus Quarry, Paris, Adams Mountain, and Swift River, among many others.

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    • Maine Geological Survey: Maine''s Mineral Resources

      2021-10-29 · Maine Mineral Resources Data System - This database was produced by the Maine Geological Survey in 2009. It was derived from the U.S. Geological Survey''s Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS). MRDS is a worldwide database of mineral site records with related geologic, commodity, and deposit information. The USGS data were combined with records ...

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    • Mount Apatite Park, Auburn, Maine

      2021-9-21 · 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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      2021-10-29 · Welcome to 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…

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    • Maine Map of Gold, Silver & Lost Treasure Sites

      2013-11-23 · Maine Map of Gold, Silver & Lost Treasure Sites. Placer and lode gold have been found in Cumberland, Franklin, Hancock, Knox, Oxford, Somerset, Waldo and Washington Counties. Note: Some sites listed below may have prohibitions against prospecting. Always seek permission from property owners and obtain any necessary permits prior to panning ...

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    • Garnet Mine Tours has the World''s largest garnet deposit ...

      2021-5-26 · Oldest family owned and operated mine in the United States ANYONE can find a gem quality garnet without using tools Located in the scenic Adirondack Mountains, 2400 feet above sea level Fantastic panoramic views over the Adirondack Park Easy access... with a tour guide just drive right into the old mine site.

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    • Gemstone hunting in Maine

      2018-6-4 · 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. Driving: From jct. of Rtes. 117 and 118 in Norway, go west on Rte. 118 for 0.95 mile. Turn right onto …

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    • Maine Mines | The Diggings™

      Filter 786 mines by commodity, disposition, development status, and record type in Maine. ... Mine handled by the Bureau of Land Management are not mapped by latitude and longitude, instead, these mines harken back to the Public Land Survey System. Understanding Townships.

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    • Maine Gems and Gem Minerals

      2020-10-13 · Maine''s gem-bearing pegmatites are localized chiefly within a discontinuous zone extending southeastward from the ... specimens ever found in Maine. Mining operations at Newry are continuing at the time of this publication, and the final results are still to be determined. Perhaps the single most spec-

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    • Maine Geological Survey: Mineral Collecting in …

      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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    • Gem mines for sale

      Price: $5,000. The Perry Chrysoprase (PC 2) claim consists of one (1) unpatented lode claims covering 20.66 acres on federal land managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. It is within the Central Plomosa Mining District in La Paz County, Arizona which is known for copper, manganese, silver, and gold. Chrysoprase is a gemstone variety of ...

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    • Maine Mineralogy

      GEM & MINERAL SLUICE. Explore world-renowned geology and mineralogy in Western Maine. Oxford County Maine is truly unique in its pegmatite formations, incredible variety of precious and semi-precious minerals. Our area has a centuries-long history as a prized mineral source for industrial applications, collectors, and academics.

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    • Coromoto Minerals In Maine

      2021-4-7 · A complex specimen of pink crystallized quartz, chalcedony, kosnarite and other ''phosphates''from the roof near pocket 22-08. Notice: Mt Mica is an active mine and is regulated by Mine Health and Safety, the ATF, and the Maine Fire Marshall. The mine is closed to visitors except by special arrangement with either Poland Mining Camps or Maine Mineral Adventures.

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    • Mining In Maine | The Diggings™

      Maine has 788 identified mines listed in The Diggings™. The most commonly listed primary commodities in Maine mines are Silver, Copper, and Lead .At the time these mines were surveyed, 174 mines in Maine were observed to have ore mineralization in an outcrop, shallow pit, or isolated drill hole—known as an occurance mine. 1 Maine has 292 prospect mines. 2 319 mines were in production at ...

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    • Mining museum in Bethel, Maine brings the moon down …

      2021-8-9 · The Maine Mineral & Gem Museum (MMGM) holds the five largest pieces of the moon ever discovered – more than the world''s top 10 science museums combined, according to …

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    • Poland Mining Camps Introduction

      2010-1-31 · Poland Mining Camps is located in Poland, Maine and our primary business is to cater to the needs of the pegmatite mineral collector, enthusiast or geologist, whether as individuals or as a Group. Our customers have exclusive access to famous pegmatite quarries and are allowed to collect mineral specimens, study the geology and enjoy the ...

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    • Northern Maine Minerals – Northern Maine Minerals LLC

      Northern Maine Minerals Crystal, Mineral, Rock, Gem, Jewelry and Mining Adventure Company. We sell high quality crystals and minerals especially Herkimer Diamond water clear quartz crystals, Maine Crystals, and Minerals from around the world. Collecting and Mining adventures are also available.

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    • 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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    • Mineral Collecting in Maine: Explore Maine Geology: …

      2021-10-25 · The Survey''s popular Collector''s Guide to Maine Minerals is now available in an online edition. Maps and descriptions of collecting sites are available as PDF files for download. Chapter 6 of the online guide contains detailed maps, directions, mineral …

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    • Gold Prospecting in Maine | The Top Spots for …

      Gold was first discovered in Maine in the mid-1800s. But historically, prospectors frequently passed over the state and instead chose to do their prospecting in more fruitful regions of America. Now times have changed, as Maine''s popularity for gold …

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    • Treasure hunters seek Maine''s hidden gems

      2013-3-8 · Treasure hunters seek Maine''s hidden gems. When Zoltan Matolcsy was a child growing up in South Paris in the 1960s, he was terrified of the local miners — men who worked with dynamite every ...

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    • The Biggest Industries In Maine

      2020-1-23 · Mining. Mining has been an important part of the economy of Maine since the 1800s, thanks to its geological composition. Over time, changes in economic conditions created a boom and bust circle in the demand for minerals from the state. Maine is particularly known to produce granite, gem…

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