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avatar Cheshire Barite Mines, Cheshire, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
March 21, 2012 07:51PM
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This page should be merged with [www.mindat.org], which is the correct locality. Although there are several barite mines in the area, Jinny Hill was by far the largest and produced all the best and preserved historic specimens. It was often generically called the "Cheshire barite mines" and so old unattributed specimens should default to this locality. Source: The Barite Mines of Cheshire by Crawford Fritts 1962 (reprinted 1990).
avatar Re: Cheshire Barite Mines, Cheshire, New Haven Co., Connecticut, USA
March 21, 2012 09:44PM
I agree with you Fritz. I have noted several pictures with descriptive language referring to Jinny Hill yet are listed under the less productive mines in Cheshire.
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