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Tripp Mine 2014 Mining Season Start

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Toveco End of 2013 Miming Season

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Tripp Mine Beryl Eye Clean Profiled Gem Rough

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2013 Spring Tripp Mine Update

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Modifying an Ultra Tec Fantasy Machine

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Working the Tripp Mine 9/01/09

Well just when I thought the new location of the Wayne/Lee pit road was set it changed. The plan was to move the road from the pit side to the wall side of the W/L pit and then drop the … Continue reading

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2009 CVM Club outing to the Tripp Mine

This year was Connecticut Mineral Club’s 5th outing to the Tripp Mine. Each year the outing gets better and Lee & Wayne put more work into it. For me it is just a great party. When a club comes to … Continue reading

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2009 Gilsum NH Rock show

2009 Gilsum NH Rock show – looking north The Gilsum rock show held in Gilsum NH next door to Alstead NH and just down the street from the Toveco Mines, so to speak. I have been attending this event for … Continue reading

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Working the Tripp Mine, benching the pit side of the Wayne / Lee cut.

A miner must learn to eat a lot of humble pie. As posted in the last blog we were into a lot of very poor quality feldspar and there was a good  large pod of good quartz with feldspar crystals. … Continue reading

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Working the Tripp mine

We finished the mine clean up at the end of May. It’s surprising how much waste rock we stored in the mine working area. In retrospect last year’s fuel cost made us very creative in storing the waste rock. The … Continue reading

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