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Old mine in the Casey Lane Reserve. Park near the end of Casey Lane. There's a pull off marked with "open space" signs.
The old Ridgefield Pegmatite Mine on this property was well known and productive in the 1800's as a source of quartz, beryl, feldspar and mica. Several other quarries operated in various sections of Ridgefield during the 1800's. In several locations gold was discovered, but never in sufficient quantity to warrant mining operations. Other mines included the Titicus Mica Quarry, which operated only briefly, and the Branchville Mica Quarry, which was of considerable importance for its production of isinglass and asbestos in wartime.
[Boulders at bottom of gorge]
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