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Poland Mining Camps, Maine – Pegmatite

Filed under: Rockhound Travel — Gary August 8, 2010 @ 11:43 pm
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Poland Mining Camps is located in Poland, Maine and our primary business is to cater to the needs of the pegmatite mineral collector, enthusiast or geologist, whether as individuals or as a Group. Our customers have exclusive access to famous pegmatite quarries and are allowed to collect mineral specimens, study the geology and enjoy the opportunity unavailable to the general public.

We are located within the heart of Maine’s Granite Pegmatite Belt, which is in Oxford and Androscoggin Counties. We have dedicated our services and facilities to the collectable minerals and geology available in this area.

Our Season -
Our seasonal business starts on Memorial Day Weekend and ends September 30th. These are the dates for Lodging at Poland Mining Camps. If you have other dates in mind, especially if you want a one day collecting trip (our Tag-a-Long Customers), please don’t hesitate calling us as we might be able to accommodate you!

Collect Mineral Specimens -
As a mineral collecting vacation destination, Poland Mining Camps offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in the State of Maine. Our facility will be your base of operations to collect at world renown pegmatite quarries which are generally closed to the public. In the down-home atmosphere of our camp, you will be sharing this experience with other enthusiasts, making new friends, possibly meeting some of the local miners and encountering some of the best collecting opportunities ever available within Maine. Come for a day or stay for a week, we offer many different vacation possibilities.Conference Center Venue -
We also offer full services for hosting your Club or Organization’s Meeting, Seminar, Workshop or Summer Camp at our facilities. With Classroom facilities optimized for groups up to 40 people and a collection of teaching aids available right on Campus, your function can be a resounding success.

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Call or Write:
Mary Groves
34 Groves Lane
PO Box 26
Poland, Maine 04274
(207) 998-2350
email: polandmining@fairpoint.net

Driving Directions -
From the South
Interstate 95 North, past Portland.
From Interstate 95, Take Exit 63, Gray, Maine. At end of ramp, turn right and stay to the left as you approach the next stop light. At stop light, turn left and left again at next stop light. You are now on Route 26.
Go North 8 miles on Route 26 to Poland, Maine. The center of town is a crossroad and a small convenience store on the left. Continue straight on Route 26.
Continue North for a 1 mile to an island in middle of the road and Poland Regional High School on your left.
After passing the island in the road, Poland Mining Camps driveway entrance is on the Right (wooden sign with light blue posts).
There is a street sign saying “Groves Lane.”
Drive toward the back of the campus until you come to the Pavilion, a large, red, single story building with a metal roof. You are here!
From the North
From Norway – South Paris, Maine, Route 26 South to Route 11.
Continue south on Route 26, 300 yards, to an island in the middle of the road.
Poland Mining Camps driveway entrance is on the Left (wooden sign with light blue posts).
There is a street sign saying “Groves Lane.”
Drive toward the back of the campus until you come to the Pavilion, a large, red, single story building with a metal roof. You are here!

Click here for their website

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