The early settlers came to the Oxford Hills area of Maine to farm. But they also found Mount Mica, a rough crescent running from Stoneham through Greenwood and West Paris to Minot, where there are large deposits of Pegmatite with pockets holding tourmaline, amethyst, beryl, quartz, and much more.
This story is an excerpt from the Mountain Heritage Traveling Exhibit managed by the Maine Woods Consortium. The exhibit was produced by Mountain Counties Heritage, Inc. and designed by Insyt New Media. Funding was provided by the Federal Highway Administration and the Maine Department of Transportation through the National Scenic Byways Program through the Old Canada Road National Scenic Byway. All image and text rights have been received.