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Thursday, June 01, 2006

Gore Mountain mines

Garnet Mine Tours has the World's largest garnet deposit!

Located in North River, New York the heart of the Adirondack Mountain Just came across this web site featuring a Gore Mountain Mine, a tourist attraction located in the Adirondack Park about 2.5 hours from Utica, NY.

Here is some information I found on the Gore Mountain website:

The hardest garnet in the world is only found on Gore Mountain, making the garnet extremely rare. The Barton garnet has an unusual and beautiful ruby red color that flashes in the sun. In 1969, the Governor of New York, Nelson Rockefeller, made the Barton garnet the New York State Gem Stone. We are one of the world's largest garnet deposits, and have the largest garnet crystals in the world.

The name of the attaction is Garnet Mine Tour - the website includes pictures of the mine.

Why did I blog this? I thought it was fascinating that we had this unique tour so close to Utica.

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