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Betts Manganese Mines (Anson Betts Mine; Plainfield

The mine was acquired in 1925 by the metallurgist and inventor, Anson Gardner Betts (b. 1876, Lansingburgh, NY; d. 1976), who operated it under the name Taconic Manganese Mines. The most active mining period was 1939-1942 (Quinn, 1945). His son Anson Ketchum Betts (b. 1924, Kinderhook NY; d. 2013) also worked for the family mining business.

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Mineral Collecting at Earthdance Earthdance

Visiting the Betts Manganese/Rhodonite Mine Earthdance, Plainfield, MA. 75 years ago dynamite blasts shook the land at what is now Earthdance, as miners extracted manganese and other minerals from the Anson G. Betts Mine. What is now the pond by the sauna was once a quarry pit. The tailings dumps of broken rock, now hidden away in the forest, are rock removed from this quarry pit and

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Anson Betts Manganese Mines Near Plainfield,

The Anson Betts Manganese Mines are near Plainfield, Massachusetts. Historically the area has been part of the Betts Mining District. The site was first discovered in 1830. The Anson Betts Manganese Mines is a surface mining operation. Initial production took place in 1925. Mine operations consist of surface workings extending 0.15 hectares (0

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Scouting western Massachusetts for mineral sites Fred

Without a doubt, the highlight of the Massachusetts trip was collecting rhodonite at the Betts Manganese Mine in Plainfield, MA. Rhodonite is the Official State Gemstone of Massachusetts and after a few hours hunting in the dumps it was easy to see why. After the location’s Minerals Coordinator, Rick Cernak, showed us the two quarries on the property and the location of the dumps, we set to

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Packard Manganese Occurrence Near Plainfield

Packard Manganese Occurrence Plainfield, Massachusetts. 42.5207°N 72.9398°W Overview Manganese ; Location 1 Aliquots; Physiography 1 Records; Mine Overview . The Packard Manganese Occurrence is near Plainfield, Massachusetts. Historically the site has been part of the Betts Mining District. Ore mineralization has been found at this location, however the precise grade, tonnage, and

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Betts Manganese Mines, Plainfield, Hampshire Co

Betts Manganese Mines, Plainfield, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA Almandine-spessartine crystals (unanalyzed) that were encased in a thin layer of

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Betts Mine Plainfield MA Rhodonite and Spessartine Garnet

03/05/2010· the new found rhodonites and spessartine garnets foun on 5/2/10.

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About Connecticut Valley Mineral Club

Betts Manganese Mine in Plainfield, Ma.Trip. Sunday, June 14 th dawned rainy and cool for the trip to the Betts Manganese Mine in Plainfield MA but the weather radar looked promising and the trip continued as planned. The group met at the designated spot and 24 members of the CVMC headed for Betts, rain be damned! The group was greeted by the office manager ”Rek” and she was very

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Betts Manganese Mine Rhodonite (MA state gemstone)

Betts Manganese Mine Rhodonite (MA state gemstone) and Rhodochrosite. Kel T. Hosted by Kel T. NEW ENGLAND ROCKHOUNDS. Public group? Sunday, June 12, 2016 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT. Betts Manganese Mine. 226 Prospect Street · Plainfield, MA. How to find us. Details. PLEASE NOTE: the Address is 262 Prospect Street Plainfield MA. (I couldn't change it when I carried it over from last

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Betts Manganese Mine Rhodonite (MA state gemstone)

Just returned from a tour of Betts Manganese mine. (Special thanks to Laryssa for making arrangements!) This one is a must see folks! Rhodonite was named the official state gemstone of Massachusetts in 1979, chosen because of its beautiful pinkish-red color and it's abundance in Plainfield, especially at the Betts Mine, and because of the state's reputation as one of the gem

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Rhodonite Minerals John Betts Fine Minerals

Rhodonite: from Betts Manganese Mine, Plainfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Rhodonite from Trotter Mine Dump, Franklin Mining District, Sussex County, New Jersey Rhodonite from Rosamond, Kern County, California

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Betts manganese mines Previous mining and present condition Tenor of the area Mineralogy Mineral relations Origin of the ore Structure Drilling by the Bureau of Mines Hole #1, north deposit Hole #2, north deposit Conclusions about north deposit Hole #3, south deposit Hole #4, south deposit Conclusion about south deposit Middle prospect Packard manganese exposure Frizzell manganese prospect

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About Connecticut Valley Mineral Club

Betts Manganese Mine in Plainfield, Ma.Trip. Sunday, June 14 th dawned rainy and cool for the trip to the Betts Manganese Mine in Plainfield MA but the weather radar looked promising and the trip continued as planned. The group met at the designated spot and 24 members of the CVMC headed for Betts, rain be damned! The group was greeted by the office manager ”Rek” and she was very

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Cummington, MA mining, mines, mine owners and mine

Cummington, MA mines, mine companies, mine owners and mine information. US-Mining provides information on mines, operators, and minerals mined in Cummington, MA

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About Earthdance Earthdance

EARTHDANCE is an artist-run workshop, residency, and retreat center located in the Berkshire hills of Western Massachusetts. We provide a dynamic mix of dance, somatic, and interdisciplinary arts training, with a focus on sustainable living, social justice, and community.

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Rhodonite from Betts Manganese Mine, Plainfield,

Betts Manganese Mine, Plainfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts: Description: Lapidary-grade pink rhodonite with rich pink color from the old Betts Mine (no direct relation). Dense rhodonite like this specimen is one of the better lapidary minerals found here in the eastern US. Collected in 1972: Overall Size: 4x4x2.5 cm: Crystals: Status:

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Mine For Gems And Rocks At Earthdance In Massachusetts

About 75 years ago, dynamite blasts were used to extract rocks and minerals from the Anson G. Betts Mine. Today, the mine’s quarry pits are beautiful woods. Flickr/Deidre Woollard . Now, you can visit and harvest the leftover minerals and rocks for yourself. There’s plenty to find on these gorgeous grounds, including the Massachusetts state gemstone, rhodonite. You can also pick out pyrite

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Betts Manganese Mine facebook

Betts Manganese Mine. Public · Hosted by Dan Zieba. Interested. clock. Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 9:30 AM 4:00 PM EDT. More than a year ago. pin. 262 Prospect St, Plainfield, MA 01070-9753, United States. Show Map. Hide Map. Get Directions

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Ferro-hornblende from Betts Manganese Mines (Anson Betts

Click here to view Betts Manganese Mines (Anson Betts Mine; Plainfield Manganese Mines; Taconic Manganese Mines), Plainfield, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA: Nearest other occurrences of Ferro-hornblende

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Local rock-hunting sites The Berkshire Eagle

Where: Betts Manganese Mine, Plainfield To find: Pink Rhodonite, the state gem of Massachusetts ‘Betts Manganese mine is not posted either,' Michon said, ‘but the routine is to go to the Earthdance center right beside it and pay them $5 for the group to dig

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