Operations at Mount Mica & Orchard Pit Mines, Oxford County, Maine.
A complex specimen of pink crystallized quartz, chalcedony, kosnarite and other 'phosphates'from the roof near pocket 22-08
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The Mount Mica Mine - On-Line
Record of the Mining and Specimens. Paris,
Oxford County, Maine.
Mining in 2008 - Descending Time Line
The pegmatite continues To the end of 2008
A new direction and worries Sept and October Page 1
Mining carefully and more pockets July and August
Back to work under a new regime March-June
Freezing cold but productive January
Mining in 2007 - Descending
More finds wrap the 2007 season Oct, Nov, Dec
Working the pocket July, Aug, Sept Page 2
Finally another decent pocket July, Aug, Sept Page 1
3 produces some fine gem April-June Page 3
pink quartz pocket April-June Page 2
pink quartz pocket April-June Page 1
Mining in 2006 -Descending Time Line
pockets with pink quartz October, December
3 was the best Sept. October Page3
a second Chamber Sept. October Page2
remarkable pocket by any measure Sept. October Page1
few more gem pockets June, July, Aug Pg 2
idea about the zones appears to stand up June, July, Aug
the zone of the original discovery? March, April, May
The Orchard Pit Mine - On-Line Record of the Mining and Specimens. Buckfield, Oxford County, Maine.
Pit Specimens on Display
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Scepter Quartz, Phenakite, Bertrandite: ©John Poissons, 2005
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