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Maine Granite Quarries and Prospects

granite quarries and prospects in Maine. It should be emphasized, however, that since granite was at one time widely used throughout the state in the foundations of private houses, there are

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MAINE GRANITE QUARRIES AND PROSPECTS

MAINE GRANITE QUARRIES AND PROSPECTS Introduction This publication is the second of a series which is designed essentially to provide basic in~ formation on the locations of mineral occurrences in Maine which may be of commercial im­ portance or popular interest. Contained in this publication is a compilation of some 170 granite

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"Maine Granite Quarries and Prospects" by John R. Rand

Maine Granite Quarries and Prospects : Minerals Resources Index No.2 John R. Rand, State Geologist Maine Geological Survey Department of Economic Development, Augusta, Maine : May 1, 1958. Contents: Introduction / Acknowledgements / Explanatory Considerations / Selected Bibliography / Granite Quarries and Prospects -- Alphabetical Index / Granite Quarries and Prospects -- Country

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Maine Granite Quarries and Prospects

Granite Quarries and Prospects Listed By County and Township — Pages 32 through 34 (PDF) Buildings and Structures Built of Maine Granites — Pages 35 through 46 (PDF) Maps of Quarries according the following pages (PDF): Page 47 — Plates 1 through 14; Page 48 — Plates 15 through 26

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"Maine granite quarries and prospects" by Muriel B. Austin

Recommended Citation. Austin, Muriel B., and Hussey, Arthur M., II (compilers), 1958, Maine granite quarries and prospects: Maine Geological Survey (Department of

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Maine granite quarries and prospects CORE

Maine granite quarries and prospects By Muriel B Austin and II Arthur M Hussey Get PDF (10 MB)

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Granite Quarrying in Maine

One hundred and seventy granite quarries were listed in Maine Granite Quarries and Prospects (Rand, 1958) and the quarries are located from Calais to Jay and Kennebunk. Cut granite from quarries in Hallowell was used between 1829 and 1831 in the construction of the original Maine State Capitol building, designed by Charles Bulfinch.

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Maine Granite Industry

62 Beech Hill Cross Road. Mount Desert, Maine 04660. 207-244-7299. 2021 virus update: Starting in May the museum will be open BY APPOINTMENT. Appointments can be made for Tues. Sun. from 10 to 4 through October. C all 244-7299 to arrange your visit.. You must wear a face mask and keep the required distance during your visit. We hope to see you soon!

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Mining and Quarrying in Maine: Explore Maine Geology

Nov 05, 2015  Mining and Quarrying in Maine Virtual Tour. Our virtual tour is a series of photos which portray some of the history and types of Maine mining and quarrying.; Frequently Asked Questions Geologic Information. Metallic Mineral Deposits of Maine (map) Known occurrences of metallic minerals shown on a generalized geologic map of Maine.

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Maine Granite Quarry List Page 1

Distribution of Granite Quarries "The (above) map.shows the location of the principal quarries and groups of quarries and prospects, which include 115 separate openings.A number of unimportant paving-block and under-pinning quarries have been

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Maine Granite Quarries and Prospects CORE

Abstract. Maine Granite Quarries and Prospects : Minerals Resources Index No.2 John R. Rand, State Geologist Maine Geological Survey Department of Economic Development, Augusta, Maine :

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Quarries in Maine Quarry Links, Photographs, and Articles

Addison, Washington County, Maine the Black Diamond Granite Quarry (very dark gray color) Stone from this quarry was used for monuments locations not stated.(For a more detailed description of granite and location of quarry, see Maine Quarries and Prospects published by the Maine Geological Survey, written by M. B. Austin and A. M. Huseey, II, John R. Rand, State Geologist, May 1, 1958, pp

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Maine Granite Industry

62 Beech Hill Cross Road. Mount Desert, Maine 04660. 207-244-7299. 2021 virus update: Starting in May the museum will be open BY APPOINTMENT. Appointments can be made for Tues. Sun. from 10 to 4 through October. C all 244-7299 to arrange your visit.. You must wear a face mask and keep the required distance during your visit. We hope to see you soon!

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Mosquito Mountain Granite Quarry, Frankfort, Maine

Mosquito Mountain Granite Quarry, Frankfort Maine Geological Survey Uses for the Stone through the Years: Fort Knox, Prospect (1851-1869) After suffering humiliation at the hands of the British Navy on the lower Penobscot River in the War of 1812, the U. S. government decided to build defensive installations along the Maine coast. The first and

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Quarries in Maine Quarry Links, Photographs, and Articles

Vinalhaven, Knox County, Maine the Harbor Granite Quarry (medium gray color) (For a more detailed description of granite and location of quarry, see Maine Quarries and Prospects published by the Maine Geological Survey, written by M. B. Austin and A. M. Huseey, II, John R. Rand, State Geologist, May 1, 1958, pp. 16.)

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Maine Granite Industry Historic Quarries

The quarrying of stone for cellars and foundations began in Maine in the 1700's as settlers discovered exposed ledges of granite. Beginning in the early 1800s commercial quarries started producing stone for buildings, bridges and monuments. Maine quarries along the coast and islands were

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TIMELINE bpws

from “Maine Quarries and Prospects,” a product of the Maine Geological Survey in 1958. Morin of Biddeford, Maine. Granite from the quarry was reportedly a light-gray color with conspicuous smoky quartz and slightly bluish-white feldspar and a coarse texture. Transport of the granite was by

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Maine Geological Survey: A Collector's Guide Chapter 2

However, a few cavities containing crystals of smoky quartz have been found in the granite quarries of Hallowell and Stonington, and in road cuts. Hussey, A. M., II, and Austin, M. B., 1958, Maine metal mines and prospects: Augusta, Maine, Maine Geological Survey, Minerals Resources Index No. 3, 53 p.

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Maine Granite and Stone A One Stop Granite Shop

We are located in central Maine, however we serve the entier New England area. We have been creating granite products for over 35 years.

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Quarries in Maine Quarry Links, Photographs, and Articles

Hallowell, Kennebec County, Maine the Longfellow Ledge, one of the Hallowell Granite Quarries (light gray color) (For a more detailed description of granite and location of quarry, see Maine Quarries and Prospects published by the Maine Geological Survey, written by M. B. Austin and A. M. Huseey, II, John R. Rand, State Geologist, May 1, 1958, pp. 16.)

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Mining and Quarrying in Maine: Explore Maine Geology

Mining and Quarrying in Maine Virtual Tour. Our virtual tour is a series of photos which portray some of the history and types of Maine mining and quarrying.; Frequently Asked Questions Geologic Information. Metallic Mineral Deposits of Maine (map) Known occurrences of metallic minerals shown on a generalized geologic map of Maine.

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Maine Quarries, Granite Sloops, and Flagg’s Naval Academy

major quarries. A host of small granite production companies had entered and left the business, depending on the vicissitudes of the market. The state granite industry employed 10,000 to 15,000 quarrymen, cutters, and apprentices. Photo of the Academy seal carved in granite at a Deer Isle, Maine, quarry (GR 1022)

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Maine Geological Survey: Maine's Mineral Resources

Witness the Maine granite industry which reached its high point in 1901, with 152 quarries employing at least 3,500 men. However, the development of Portland cement as a building material in the early 1900's, and the depression of the 1930's, dealt Maine's granite industry a blow

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Maine Granite Quarries and Prospects CORE

Abstract. Maine Granite Quarries and Prospects : Minerals Resources Index No.2 John R. Rand, State Geologist Maine Geological Survey Department of Economic Development, Augusta, Maine :

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Maine Granite Quarries and Prospects (Book) Portland

Maine Granite Quarries and Prospects (Book) : Maine Geological Survey

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Quarries in Maine Quarry Links, Photographs, and Articles

Addison, Washington County, Maine the Black Diamond Granite Quarry (very dark gray color) Stone from this quarry was used for monuments locations not stated.(For a more detailed description of granite and location of quarry, see Maine Quarries and Prospects published by the Maine Geological Survey, written by M. B. Austin and A. M. Huseey, II, John R. Rand, State Geologist, May 1, 1958, pp

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Quarries in Maine Quarry Links, Photographs, and Articles

Hallowell, Kennebec County, Maine the Longfellow Ledge, one of the Hallowell Granite Quarries (light gray color) (For a more detailed description of granite and location of quarry, see Maine Quarries and Prospects published by the Maine Geological Survey, written by M. B. Austin and A. M. Huseey, II, John R. Rand, State Geologist, May 1, 1958, pp. 16.)

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Quarries in Maine Quarry Links, Photographs, and Articles

Vinalhaven, Knox County, Maine the Harbor Granite Quarry (medium gray color) (For a more detailed description of granite and location of quarry, see Maine Quarries and Prospects published by the Maine Geological Survey, written by M. B. Austin and A. M. Huseey, II, John R. Rand, State Geologist, May 1, 1958, pp. 16.)

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TIMELINE bpws

from “Maine Quarries and Prospects,” a product of the Maine Geological Survey in 1958. Morin of Biddeford, Maine. Granite from the quarry was reportedly a light-gray color with conspicuous smoky quartz and slightly bluish-white feldspar and a coarse texture. Transport of the granite was by

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Mosquito Mountain Granite Quarry, Frankfort, Maine

Mosquito Mountain Granite Quarry, Frankfort Maine Geological Survey Uses for the Stone through the Years: Fort Knox, Prospect (1851-1869) After suffering humiliation at the hands of the British Navy on the lower Penobscot River in the War of 1812, the U. S. government decided to build defensive installations along the Maine coast. The first and

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Maine Geological Survey: Maine's Mineral Resources

Witness the Maine granite industry which reached its high point in 1901, with 152 quarries employing at least 3,500 men. However, the development of Portland cement as a building material in the early 1900's, and the depression of the 1930's, dealt Maine's granite industry a blow

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Maine Quarries, Granite Sloops, and Flagg’s Naval Academy

major quarries. A host of small granite production companies had entered and left the business, depending on the vicissitudes of the market. The state granite industry employed 10,000 to 15,000 quarrymen, cutters, and apprentices. Photo of the Academy seal carved in granite at a Deer Isle, Maine, quarry (GR 1022)

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Nineteenth Century Industries: Granite Penobscot Bay

From 1899-1902, one of the Bodwell Granite Company’s Vinalhaven quarries provided eight columns for New York’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine, with finished pieces weighing 90 tons. In 1890 Maine was first among the states in granite production with a business totaling over $2,500,000.

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Millennium Granite

Rely on Millennium Granite for a lasting compliment to your landscape and facilities. Millennium Granite Quarry Stoneworks (MGQ) is located at 50 Quarry Road in Wells, Maine, just 8 minutes from I-95 (Maine State exit 19). Our quarry has been mined for centuries and greatly contributes to

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Maine Geological Survey: History of Quarrying in Maine

Maine granite comes in many colors and textures, with each quarry yielding its own variety of stone. Activity and competition in the granite industry were highest in the late 1800's, reaching a peak in 1901. Many large public buildings such as libraries, post offices, customs houses, and museums built at that time in the eastern US, including

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Hancock County, ME mining, mines, mine owners and mine

Hancock County, ME mines, mine companies, mine owners and mine information. US-Mining provides information on mines, operators, and minerals mined in Hancock County, ME

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Topsham, Sagadahoc Co., Maine, USA

Granite pegmatites. Brunswick pegmatite field. A large number of quarries and prospects that are permanently water-filled. Topsham is located about 25 miles NE of Portland, ME. The mineralization is a mile-wide belt of granitic pegmatites originally operated as feldspar quarries in a large district.

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