Gems, Mines in Maine: Facts, History, Books

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Gems, Minerals, and Mining in Maine

Bennett's Gems & Minerals
45 Searsport Avenue Belfast, ME 04915
(207) 338-5530

Coos Canyon Rock and Gift
472 Swift River Road, Rt 17, Byron, Maine 04275
(207) 364-4900
www.cooscanyonrockandgift.com

Coromoto Minerals
Oxford County, Maine
www.coromotominerals.com

Gary's Gold & Silver
10 Miriam Lane, Waterford, ME 04088
(207) 583-9916
www.garysgold.com

Jerry's Gem & Rock Shop
901 Route 1, Saco, Maine
(207) 571-4522
www.jerrysgems.com

Mount Mica Rarities
"Maine's Premier Gemstone Mining Company"
162 Main Street, Philbrook Place, Bethel, Maine 04217
(207) 875-3060
www.mainetourmalineonline.com

Mt. Mann Jewelers
"Maine Tourmaline, Aquamarine, Morganite, Gemstones"
P.O. Box 597, 57 Main Street, Bethel, Maine 04217
(207) 824-3030
www.mtmann.com

Poland Mining Camps
"Maine Pegmatite Mineral Collecting Vacations"
Route 26, Poland, Maine 04274
(207) 998-2350
www.polandminingcamps.com

Rocks, Minerals, & More
54 Gilbert Street, Orono, Maine 04473
(207) 866-2546
www.rocksmineralsandjewelry.com

Songo Pond Mine
PO Box 864, Bethel, Maine 04217
(207) 824-3898
www.songopondmine.com

Stark Hill Gems
"Quality Mineral Specimens"
254 Main Street, Fryeburg, Maine
www.starkhillgemsandminerals.com

Western Maine Mining Adventures
1148 South Maine Street, Route 26
Woodstock, Maine 04219
(207) 674-3440
www.digmainegems.com


Facts, Info, and History of Gems Mining in Maine

History of Mount Mica.  By Mount Mica Rarities.

Mining and Quarrying in Maine.  Maine Geological Survey.
Virtual tour, FAQs, maps of Maine's mineral resources, fact sheets and more presented by Maine.gov.

Mineral Collecting in Maine.  Maine.gov provides an introduction to mineral collection in Maine.  Info on tourmaline, gold, books, displays, clubs, and reference material.

"Mining in Maine: Past, Present, and Future".  Lepage, Foley, Thompson, Maine Geological Survey, 1991.

Tourmaline: Frequently Asked Questions.  By Mount Mica Rarities.

Tourmaline:  Maine's State Mineral.  By Maine.gov.


Museums and Organizations with Mineral Displays

Maine Mineral Displays Listing.  Provided by Maine Geological Survey | Maine.gov.  A listing of museums and organizations that display Maine gems, minerals, and maps.

Maine State Museum.  A virtual tour of Maine gem stones on exhibit.

Norway Historical Society
471 Main Street, Norway, Maine 04268
http://advertiserdemocrat.com/NHS/exhibits.html

Exhibit of gem quality minerals on display.  The mineral collection of George R. Howe is on display as well.


Maine Rocks and Minerals Clubs

Kennebec Rocks & Minerals Club.

Maine Gold Prospectors.  Central Maine Chapter.

Maine Mineralogical and Geological Society.

Oxford County Mineral & Gem Association.

The Geological Society of Maine.

Penobscot Mineral & Lapidary Club.


Books about Maine Gem Stones

A Collector's Guide to Maine Mineral Localities by W.B. Thompson, D.L. Joyner, R.G. Woodman, and V.T. King, Bulletin, Online Edition available on Maine.gov, June, 2005.

 A Collector's Guide to Maine Mineral Localities by W.B. Thompson, D.L. Joyner, 1988, book available from Amazon.com.

  Book Review of the Mineralogy of Maine, vol. 1, Descriptive Mineralogy. This is a book review of a book by Vandall T. King.  The review was wrote by Wendell E. Wilson and published in The Mineralogical Record on May 1, 1996.

Glaciers and Granite: A Guide to Maines Landscape Geology.  David L. Kendall,  1987.

 Maine gem stones by Charles E. Waterman.

 Maine gem, gold, and mineral mines By Gary Baril, 2002.  Complete list of mineral mines in Maine.

 Maine Mining Adventures by C.J. Stevens, April 1994.

 Maine Mines and Minerals. Vol. I: Western Maine. Phillip Morrill, 1958.

 Maine mines and minerals: Vol. 2 : Eastern Maine. Phillip Morrill, 1959.

 Maine Pegmatite Mines and Prospects, and Associated Minerals.  Maine Geological Survey, 1957.

 Maine's treasure chest: Gems and minerals of Oxford County.   Jane Perham Stevens, 1972.

 Memoirs of a Maine Gold Hunter.  C. J. Stevens, 2005.

Mineralogy of Maine, Volume I: Descriptive Mineralogy, edited by Vandall T. King and Eugene E. Foord, 1994.

Mineralogy of Maine, Volume II: Mining History, Gems, and Geology, edited by Vandall T. King, 2000.

Treasure hunting in Maine: Gems and minerals by Jean Blakemore.

 We walk on jewels: Treasure hunting in Maine for gems and minerals.  Jean Blakemore, 1976.

 


 

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News Articles About Maine Gems, Gemstones, and Precious Stones

May 26, 2009.  "Route 26 a gem hunter's dream".  ExploringMaine.com.

 

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