Shaft 10 – Quabbin Aqueduct Worcester Co. Massachusetts

This location Babingtonite, Fluorite, Epidote, Almondine Garnets

A large rock dump was left by the construction of Shaft #10, part of the Quabbin Aqueduct system which feeds the Boston area with water from Quabbin Reservoir. Shaft #10 is located just north of Moose Pond.

Hewitt Mine, Haddam CT

This location contains Beryl, Aquamarine, Amazonite, Smoke Quartz, Heliodor, Morganite, Goshenite, Spessartine Garnet, Tourmaline

One of the few Gem Mines that is actively being worked and is accessible for Mineral Clubs. This Mine has seen over 80 years of intermittent mining activity and still has the ability to find amazing specimens.

PJ Keating, Lunenburg, MA

This location contains Quartz, Calcite, Kyanite, Diopside, Pyrite, Flourite

An active quarry, PJ Keating is now used for gravel and trap rock. As well as a concrete plant in which they use the material for aggerate. We are lucky enough to be allowed into this giant quarry to gather whatever minerals and specimens we can find during the day.

Cobleskill Stone Products Quarry, Cobleskill NY

Peckham Quarry, Catskill NY

This location contains Platyceras, Vertebrate, Brachiopods, Trilobites, and Crinoids.

On this trip, we are fortunate enough to be allowed into multiple Quarrys throughout a two-day trip. There you are guided into pits where death plates and small specimens are found with ease.

Betts Mine, Plainfield MA

This location contains Spessartine, Almandine Garnets, Rhodochrosite, Pyrite, Pryyhortite, Calco-Pyrite, Quartz

One of the few manganese mines located in the North East. It was last mined in the middle 20th century; it is the home of the MA state gemstone Rhodonite. Also found in this locality are spessartine and almandine garnets, rhodochrosite, pyrite, pyrrhotite, Calco-pyrite, and many many more minerals.

Loudville Lead Mine Easthampton, MA – OPEN TO PUBLIC

This location contains Wulfenite, Pyromorphite, Cloudy Quartz, Epidote, Druzy Quartz, Galena, Malachite

Loudville Lead Mine was the first lead mine in the original colonies. These dumps are open to public dig year round, Please be aware of signage for digging boundaries. As well as to not undercut the root system of the trees in the location.

Emery Mines, Chester MA – CLUB ACCESS ONLY

This location contains Emery, Margarite