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Title: Mount Apatite Park, Auburn, Maine
Url: http://www.maine.gov/doc/nrimc/mgs/explore/minerals/sites/apatite.htm
Publisher: Maine. Department of Conservation.
Description: This guide discusses the geology, mineralogy, and mineral collecting opportunities of the Mount Apatite quarries at Auburn, Maine. Topics include the history and occurrence of the granite pegmatites, which contain collectible specimens of apatite, tourmaline, lepidolite, and other minerals; the history of glaciation in the area; and the history of the mining industry in Auburn, an important producer of commercial feldspar in the early 1900s. There is also information for mineral collectors, including permission and access, directions, and information on the exposures and how to extract specimens from them. References and links to additional information is included.
LC Classification: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Atlases -- By region or country -- America. Western Hemisphere -- North America -- United States -- Eastern United States, 1870 and later -- Northeastern States -- Northeast Atlantic States -- New England -- Maine
Science -- Geology -- Mineralogy
Science -- Geology -- Study and teaching. Research -- Fieldwork
GEM Subject: Science -- Earth science
Science -- Instructional issues
Science -- Geology
Key Concept: Geology -- Minerals
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Date Issued: 2008-01-11
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
InteractiveResource (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Lesson Plans
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
General Public
Higher Education
Middle School Teachers
Primary Education
Professional Formation
Secondary Education
University First Cycle
Language: English
Rights: Maine Department of Conservation
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: earth science
Mineralogy or petrology
Physical sciences
Date Of Record Release: 2011-06-22 03:00:03 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-11-08 09:43:56 (W3C-DTF)
Full Record Views: 99
Resource URL Clicks: 4
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