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Rockhounding New England

Rockhounding New England


"A field guide to some of the region's best rockhounding sites!" This book is a 6" x 9" paperback with 312 pages, descriptions, maps, and photos.

Rockhounding New EnglandTable of Contents

Acknowledgmentsviii
Introduction1
New England Geology3
Rockhounding Basics11
How to Use This Book19
About the Author21
Map Legend22
Connecticut Sites
1. Old Mine Park24
2. West Redding Grossular Locality28
3. Falls Village Marble Quarries30
4. CCC Quarry and Prospect33
5. Nathan hall Quarry37
6. State Forest No. 1 Quarry40
7. Case Quarries43
8. Simpson Quarry46
9. Dinosaur State Park48
10. Burgundy Hill Quarry51
Rhode Island Sites
11. Cory's Lane Fossil Locality54
12. Cranston Quarry58
13. Conklin Quarry61
14. Iron Mine Hill64
Massachusetts Sites
15. Wrentham Quarry68
16. Masslite Quarry71
17. North Attleborough Fossil Site73
18. Taunton Quarry75
19. Acushner Quarry77
20. Ashland Quarry79
21. Swampscott Quarry82
22. Chipman Mine85
23. Dracut Quarry88
24. Chelmsford Lime Quarry90
25. Littleton Quarry92
26. Lancaster Chiastolite Locality95
27. Lunenburg Quarry97
28. Rollstone Hill Quarry99
29. Beryl Hill102
30. Manhan Lead - Silver Mine104
31. Chester Emery Mines107
32. Barrus Farm Pegmatite Locality110
33. Betts Manganese Mine112
Vermont Sites
34. Hatch Limestone Quarry116
35. Omya Middlebury Quarry119
36. Rock of Ages121
37. Camp Plymouth State Park - Gold Panning123
38. Argonaut Mine127
39. Gould Talc Mine129
40. Sharon Concretion Locality131
New Hampshire Sites
41. Beryl Mountain Mine134
42. Mine Ledge137
43. Turner Mine139
44. Tripp Mine141
45. Beauregard Mine143
46. Chickering Mine145
47. William Wise Fluorite Mine148
48. Richmond Soapstone Quarry150
49. Wilton Crushed Stone Quarry153
50. Hooksett Crushed Stone Quarry155
51. Raymond Quarry158
52. Parker Mountain Mine160
53. Ham and Weeks Mine163
54. Ruggles Mine166
55. Hoyt Hill Mica Mine170
56. Palermo No. 1 Mine172
57. Palermo No. 2 Mine175
58. Wild Ammonoosuc River - Gold Panning177
59. Tunnel Brook - Gold Panning180
60. North Sugarloaf Mountain182
61. Mascot Mine184
62. Iron Mountain Mines187
63. Moat Mountain189
64. South Baldface191
65. Madison Mine193
Maine Sites
66. Estes Quarry196
67. Deer Hill199
68. Lord Hill201
69. Bumpus Mine203
70. Pingree Ledge205
71. Newry I - Dunton Gem Mine and Crooker Quarries207
72. Newry II - Nevel Mine and Bell Pit210
73. Black Mountains212
74. Swift River - Gold Panning215
75. Hedgehog Hill217
76. Emmons Quarry219
77. Tiger Bill Quarries222
78. Tamminen Quarry224
79. Waisanen Quarry226
80. Harvard Quarry228
81. Ryerson Hill Mine230
82. Mount Mica231
83. Mount Marie235
84. Bennett Quarry and Orchard Pit237
85. G. E. Pollucite Mine240
86. B.B. #7 Quarry242
87. Chute Prospects244
88. Heath Quarry246
89. Mount Apatite Park - Maine Feldspar and Greenlaw Quarries248
90. Hatch Ledge Prospect251
91. Mount Apatite West - Pulsifer, Groves, Keith, and Wade Quarries253
92. Pitts - Tenney Prospects256
93. Havey Mine and Berry Mine258
94. Sandy Point Beach261
95. Russell Brothers Quarry264
96. Consolidated Feldspar Quarries266
97. Edgecomb Feldspar Mine268
98. Warren Nickel Prospect270
99. Jasper Beach272
100. Perry Agate Localities275
Appendix A: Clubs277
Appendix B: Rock, Mineral, and Fossil Displays282
Appendix C: Shops289
Appendix D: Additional Resources296
Appendix E: Bibliography298
Site Index303
Index304