Apparently, there are a lot of treasures out there for Maine rockhounds - I just stopped looking because all I thought I saw was sedimentary crap. The stuff I've been seeing all over the place ( Freeport/Portland Maine ) is Pegmatite - a set of mineral formation that can contain hidden gems.

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Failure #1 - Mt Apatite, Auburn Maine

Ok it wasn't the mountains fault - my son and I were not prepared and got swarmed with mosquitos.

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This is where we were SUPPOSED to go

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...but this is how far off we were. 

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Plenty of mud and mosquitos, but where is the trail!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rock Hounding - Mt Apatite, Auburn Maine

 

Rock Hounding - Mt Apatite, Auburn Maine

 

 

First batch of Maine rocks in progress...