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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).

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

Meyers & Stewart (1956), Geology of New Hampshire, Part 3, Minerals & Mines.

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.)

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