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Lake Mine, Sterling Lake, Town of Warwick, Orange Co., New York, USA

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A former Fe mine in magnetite ore located on the shore of, and under Sterling Lake. One of the Sterling group of mines. Ore body is a 500 foot long outcrop, 5 to 12 feet (1.5 to 4 meters) thick hosted in Pochuck granite. Workings feature a slope 3,800 feet on incline (12º to 25º). Mine levels are up to 1,000 feet across.

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14 entries listed. 7 valid minerals.

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Reis, Heinrich (1895), The Geology of Orange County, Geological Survey of New York: 448.

Clarke, John M. (1921), Magnetic Iron Deposits of SE New York. New York State Museum Bulletin Nos. 249-250 (September-October, 1921): Index Map, 42 & 75-80.

Rocks & Minerals (1936): 11: 69.

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