The Beauregard Mine 8/27/17

The 2017 collecting season continues to shine in our favor with some awesome late summer collecting weather.
This year's trip to the Beauregard mine in NH saw just picture perfect collecting weather with clear skies, cool morning temps, little to no bugs and a day time high only in the mid 70s, did I mention it was just a perfect day?!
The 19 CVMC members were accompanied by 6 members of North Shore Mineral Club. The joint trip with the NSMC was set up to promote inter-club relations and open up the possibility of new dig sites for both Clubs. Their Clubs President and their field trip coordinator were part of their entourage and it was a pleasure to dig with them.

After a brief talk about what could be found there for new comers and a quick walk around the group got down to digging and it didn't take long for the hoots and hollers to start as Beryl crystals started popping.
There were some exceptional specimens in both size and quality with the biggest being the same size as a whole soda can and terminated!
The Beauregard mine continues to be a very productive mine and with the dumps being turned over the Wednesday before our trip it really put the chances of finding good material in our favor.

George Gilman, the mines owner, and Wayne Corwin spent 4 hours out there with his excavator that week giving us fresh material, improving the road into the mine including trimming tree branches along the road. The time he spends and improvements he makes all add to the appeal of this site and the treasure still buried there.

I'm sure the Beauregard Mine will continue to be a productive site as well as one of our regular field trips for a long time to come! It's more than just the specimens we collect, it's the friendship we make, the bonds we form and the good times we share that makes this hobby what it is!

Andrew Brodeur Field Trip Coordinator

3 Sets of photos below:
Set 1 by Wayne Corwin
Set 2 by Andrew Brodeur
Set 3 by Rick Cernak

Set 1 by Wayne Corwin

 

Set 2 by Andrew Brodeur




Set 3 by Rick Cernak