I have changed date for Ht. Mica (Sunday 9/30) to take advantage of the BMC trip to Newry Mines on 9/29 (only 28 miles apart)....Might as well be fuel efficient and have a 2 day excursion, if you want to.The trips are separate for day-trippers....
Maine Mineral Adventures schedules trips to Mt. Mica every Sunday rain or shine for rock hound collecting. The guided trip is from 9 am to 5 pm and costs $60 per person (due at the time of reservation for the group). While a bit steep, the Mt Mica mine is famous for its gem quality toumaline: Other minerals found include: Minerals observed at this locale include tourmaline (green, pink, blue, watermelon), biotite, garnet, beryl (aquamarine, morganite, green, white) eosphorite, cassiterite, cookeite, flourapatite, hydroxylapatite, hydroxyl-herderite, columbite, microcline, montmorillonite, muscovite, pollucite, quartz (milky, smokey, rose xls.), rhodochrosite, siderite, schorl (tourmaline), spodumene and many others.
For more details on Main Mineral Adventures check out their website:
Directions to the MMA site in Woodstock, ME:
From the north: Take Rt. 26 south from Bethel for approx. 15 miles.
From the south: Take I95 to Gray (exit 63). Follow Rt. 26 north for approx. 35 miles.
We are located next to the Mollyockett Motel on Rt. 26
1148 S. Main St.
Woodstock, ME 04219
GPS: Latitude N44 20’50” Longitude W70 33’46”