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Chickering Mine, Walpole, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire, USA
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Feldspar mine in pegmatite, last worked ca. 1925.

On 15 July 1927, Arthur H. Chickering Jr. signed a mineral rights lease with the Whitehall Company on 85 acres of land near Walpole, New Hampshire (Cheshire County Registry of Deeds, Book 434 Pages 19-21). This lease was renewed on 1 June 1931 (Book 448 Page 558), and a quitclaim signed 14 December 1944 returning the property to Arthur H. Chickering Jr. (Book 512 Page 383). See also Page and Larrabee (1962).

Mineral List

Albite
var: Cleavelandite
Almandine
Amblygonite
Arsenopyrite
Autunite
Beraunite
Beryl
var: Heliodor
Beryllonite
Brazilianite
Cassiterite
Childrenite
'Childrenite-Eosphorite Series'
'Columbite'
Columbite-(Mn)
Diadochite
Elbaite
Fairfieldite ?
Ferrisicklerite
Fluorapatite
Goethite
Gormanite
Goyazite
Graphite
Greifensteinite ?
Gypsum
Hemimorphite
Heterosite
Hureaulite ?
Laueite
Lepidolite
Ludlamite
'Manganese Oxides
var: Manganese Dendrites'

Messelite ?
Meta-autunite
Metavivianite
Microcline
Mitridatite
Montebrasite
Moraesite
Muscovite
Opal
var: Opal-AN

Paravauxite
'Perthite'
Pyrite
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
Rhodochrosite
Rockbridgeite
Schorl
Siderite
Spessartine
Sphalerite
Spodumene
Strunzite
'Tourmaline'
'var: Indicolite'
Triphylite
Triploidite ?
'Turgite'
Vivianite
Wardite
Whitmoreite
Wolfeite ?
Zircon
var: Cyrtolite


67 entries listed. 53 valid minerals. 3 erroneous literature entries.

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References

Frost, Leonard R. (1934). Mine Survey Report (Manuscript). New Hampshire State Planning and Development Commission, Concord

Page, James J. & Larrabee, David M. (1962). Beryl Resources of New Hampshire, USGS Professional paper 353.

Rocks & Minerals (2005), New Hampshire Mineral Locality Index: 80: 242-261.

Cristofono, P.; Mortimer, T.; Nizamoff, J.; Wilken, A.; and Wilken, R. (2011). A New Look at an Old Locality: The Chickering Mine in Walpole, NH (38th Rochester Mineralogical Symposium Program and Abstracts, p. 17-18.)



USGS Professional Paper 353.

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