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Old Mine, Chester Emery Mines, Chester, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 42° 16' 45'' North , 72° 59' 17'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 42.2793568068, -72.9880873559

This mine is the most extensive of the mines in the group, and it is the mine which has received the most attention from collectors and scientists over the years. Nearly all of the mineralogical studies which have been undertaken in regards to these mines have been done using samples from the Old Mine - very few samples from any of the other mines have been analyzed.

Of note, when walking along the river bank at this location, you are actually walking on an old railroad spur that once served the mines at this location. It branched off of the Boston & Albany RR main line, which today is operated by CSX.

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25 valid minerals.

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Pratt, J. A. (1906): Corundum and Its Occurrence and Distribution in the United States, USGS Bulletin 269.

Mineralogical Record (1978): 9: 235-242.

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