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MNH Adult Programs: Minerals of Lime Rock

  • Roger Williams Park
  • 1000 Elmwood Avenue
  • Providence, RI 02907
  • Phone (401) 680-7248
  • Dates: October 25, 2017
  • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Price: $3 per person - includes museum admission, free for museum members
Overview

Lime Rock, Lincoln, Rhode Island was the center of the oldest continuous mining operation in the United States. More than 60 different minerals including bowenite, calcite, quartz, and talc were found during 340 years of quarrying marble for lime. Join us as we learn about the crystal treasures that were found in this historic mining center.