Dwarves' Earth Treasures Online
Datolites from Star Mine
Star Mine, Copper Harbor,
Status: Forestry Management and licensed for
OK to Collect but at one's own risk.
Like Clark and other nearby mines, the Star Mine
produce sufficient copper supply to continue mining so it was
operation during the 1860s. What remained of the Star Mine are Office
houses that are becoming overgrown with trees and plant that I almost
them while exploring around looking for the mine piles of Star Mine.
had been reported that they penetrated a greenish "mudrock" enriched
datolites when they sunk the shafts there. That inspired the legends
of many datolites hidden within the mine dumps waiting to be found
and the people were excited when the local club finally bulldozed
one mine pile recently (2010). But to their disappointment, few Star
datolites were found. The datolites are mostly white with opaque
and few had been found with red, yellow and green hues.
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the pictures to see larger pictures.
|Star mine Powder House
|Bulldozed Mine Pile