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I need a paid guide to help me find datolite in upper Michigan.

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Level: amateur rockhounders

Background: husband--former earth science teacher;  wife--former librarian and Spanish teacher

member:  former members of E.S.C.O.N.I.  (Earth Sci. Club of Northern Illinois)

hometown:  Marengo (McHenry County), Illinois

Neither of us has looked for datolite, but we are willing to get wet and dirty doing so.  We will hire a local Copper Country club member or make a donation to the club, whichever is preferable.
asked Jul 2, 2017 by Patricia Meloy (120 points)

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There is a museum in Houghton, Michigan, the A. E. Seaman Mineralogical Museum. Couple that wonderful experience with a trip to the Keweenaw mines where you can purchase a slag pile of your very own and you can keep whatever you find. The mines allow a person or a group to purchase a three yard pile of slag. Bring your own rock hammer. The piles contain datolite, chrysoberyl, chrysoprase, thompsonite, copper, agate, garnet. I am going to look for a mine that does it and include a link. The slag heap costs 200 dollars. I took my wife and our adult son and his wife. You will get dirty and perhaps find your own samples. I will add the mine site when I find it.

answered Jul 10, 2017 by Weasel (52,150 points)
edited Jul 10, 2017 by Weasel