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Acton, York Co., Maine, USA
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A small silver mining district along the Little River. These mines could be best described as "wildcat" mines whose companies were organized based only with the idea of selling mining stock. Assays were often fictitious or based on purified mineral specimens entirely unrepresentative of the ore.

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Andalusite
Anglesite
Arsenopyrite
Bornite
Chalcopyrite
'Feldspar Group'
Galena
Goethite
Muscovite
Pyrite
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
Silver
Sphalerite


14 entries listed. 13 valid minerals.

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References

King, V., 2000, "The Silver Boom" and "Reports from the Acton Silver Mines and Other Districts", in King, V. [editor], Mineralogy of Maine, Volume 2: Mining History, Gems, and Geology, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, p. 83-254.

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