and Minerals in Massachusetts
clubs are your best resource for mineral and fossil localities,
and fieldtrips to see them!
listing fossil and mineral localities in Massachusetts:
and Collecting Guides
Massachusetts Mineral Localities - by Alan R. Plante,
1992 published by Valley Geology, Greenfield, MA (ISBN 0-9616520-2-0)
- Minerals of Massachusetts 5th edition, by Peter Cristofono (2010) (ISBN: 4608259300168)
Bibliography of Massachusetts Minerals 1796 - 1948
by Warren I. Johansenn, 1950, Dept. of Geology and Mineralogy
Special Department Publication #2, U-Mass, Amherst (now U-Mass
Geosciences) OUT OF PRINT
stone quarry industry : Pelham, Massachusetts by Paul J.
Bigelow, 1998, (ASIN: B0006QZB2U)
I find a meteorite? (a guide from the University
of Missouri Dept. of Geological Sciences)
We urge you to keep in mind:
mines and quarries are abandoned for a reason-- they're no longer
used and maintained. This makes them very dangerous
and prone to rockfalls and cave-ins. We strongly caution against
entering them unless accompanied by the owner / operator of that
mine or quarry who can vouch for your safety.
and fossils are a limited resource, and removing them from the rock
removes the opportunity for future generations to see and appreciate
them, and geologists to study them to increase the public's knowledge
of Massachusetts geology. If you do find a fossil or mineral locality,
consider working to have it preserved so that others may enjoy it
and learn from it as well.
respect private property.
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last updated 2/27/2011