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Title:
The History of Mount Mica of Maine, U.S.A. and Its Wonderful Deposits of Matchless Tourmalines

Author:
Hamlin, Augustus Choate

Place:
Bangor, ME

Publisher:
Published by Author

Date:
1895

Description:
72 pp. + 52 (plates). Illustrated with 53 plates, 44 of which are in color (including frontispiece) of various crystals, and 1 is folding. (8vo) 8½x5½, green cloth, lettered in gilt. First Edition. History of Mount Mica in the hills of Paris, Maine, where America's first gem mine was discovered in 1820 by Elijah Hamlin and Ezekiel Holmes. The valuable tourmaline crystals were found and continued to be excavated and in 1972 the Plumbago Mining in Newry, Maine opened up the "richest pocket of tourmaline ever found in North America". Bookplate from the library of John Sinkankas to front pastedown. Sinkankas 2696.

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Condition:
Darkening to spine and page edges, light shelf wear; gift inscription to front free endpaper, occasional dark spots to edges throughout, plates fine, else very good or better.


 
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118415
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