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Maine Gems,
Minerals, and Mines

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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

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

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:  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 Mineral & Gem Museum
99 Main Street, Bethel, Maine 04217
(207) 824-3036
www.MaineMineralMuseum.org


Maine Rocks and Minerals Clubs

Kennebec Rocks & Minerals Club
http://kennebec-rocksandminerals.com

Maine Mineralogical and Geological Society
http://mainemineralclub.org

The Geological Society of Maine
www.gsmmaine.org

Penobscot Mineral & Lapidary Club
www.penobscotminerallapidaryclub.com


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.
www.maine.gov/dacf/mgs/explore/minerals/guide/guide.htm

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

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

Maine gem stones by Charles E. Waterman.

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.



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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