Dwarves' Earth Treasures Online
Isle Royale Datolites
From the old mines and
offshore areas of Isle Royale,
Field-collecting Status: National
Park, No Collecting!
appears that few people did visit Isle Royale island in the past
collected some datolites from the mine pits before the federal
placed a ban on any rock collecting on the island. The old
datolites from the pits of Isle Royale recently showed up and I
was able to obtain
few datolites from it. Most datolites seem to be white with pink
and few coming with orange and yellow colors.
Also, some people collected a bunch of
datolites while scuba-diving before the ban was in full effect and
many colorless to light green datolites with prehnite inclusions were
collected while few bright-colored datolites were found.
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