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Stoddard Mine, Westmoreland, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire, USA

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A fluorite mine. The largest of three veins, the east vein, was worked by Lovat Frazer from about 1908 to 1917, and was said to have produced about 3,500 tons of fluorspar. The mine was then operated by American Wire & Steel of Worcester, Mass., from 1917 to 1923, and reportedly produced another 3,000 tons. New Hampshire Fluorspar Company worked the west vein from 1935 to 1937. United Feldspar & Minerals Corp. operated the mine in 1938. (Bardill, 1946)

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Ladoo, Raymond B. (1927) Fluorspar: Its Mining, Milling, and Utilization with a Chapter on Cryolite. U.S. Bureau of Mines, Bulletin 244, Washington D.C.

Bardill, J. D. (1946), Exploration of the Stoddard Fluorite Mine, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, U.S. Bureau of Mines Report 3937.

Meyers & Stewart (1956), Geology of New Hampshire, Part III.

Rocks & Minerals (1990): 65: 329-335.

Nashua Mineralogical Society (1995). Display Catalogue.

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