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Line pit (Lowe's Mine), State Line District, Cecil Co., Maryland, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 39° 43' 16'' North , 76° 10' 18'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 39.7211111111, -76.1716666667
Other regions containing this locality:North America

A chromite mine located on the state line between Pennsylvania and Maryland, located in both Fulton Township, Lancaster County Pennsylvania and Cecil County Maryland. The Discovery shaft located in Pennsylvania gave access to a stringer of massive granular chomite in serpentine rock. Open pit mining was conducted in the area stradling the state line, with underground working extending into Cecil Co., Maryland. Active mining ceased in 1919.

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20 valid minerals.

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Gordon, S. G. (1922) The chromite deposits of the State Line Serpentines: Acad. Natural Sciences Philadelphia: Proceedings 73 Part 3- 1921: 449-454.

Ostrander, C. W. & W. E. Price (1940) Minerals of Maryland: Natural History Society of Maryland , 92 p.

Pearre, N. & A. V. Heyl (1959) The history of chromite mining in Pennsylvania and Maryland: Pennsylvania 4th Geological Survey Circular: 23 p.

Pearre, N. & A. V. Heyl (1960) Mineral deposits in serpentine rocks of the Piedmont Upland, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware: U. S. Geological Survey: Bulletin 1082K: 707-833.

Foord, E.E.; Heyl, A.V & Conklin, N.M. (1981): Chromium Minerals at the Line Pit, State Line chromite district, Pennsylvania and Maryland. Mineralogical Record 12, 149-156.

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