The Vermont Gemstone is the grossular garnet that is found at Eden Mills from the Belvidere Mine. This mine has produced some of the best specimens of this kind of garnet that have ever been found.
There are no extensive pegmatite deposits in
although beryl crystals are found with albite in Vermont . Beryl crystals are found penetrating the albite at this locality. Fairfax in Lake Willoughby is one of the few places in Orleans County that does have gem bearing pegmatites. Vermont
Blue Quartz is contained in the Precambrian gneiss found in road cuts along Rt. 9 east of
as you are climbing out of the valley. Smoky quartz crystals are found in the vicinity of Bennington . Lowell
Corundum has been found on Granite Hill in Cuttingsville and
in Rutland County Vermont according to several authorities. Shrewsbury
Jasper is found along the East Coast of Lake Champlain in the town of
. In this locality these is a ledge sticking up in the center of a farmer’s field of jasper. It is also found as glacial float in some of the sand & gravel deposits in the area. Colchester
Some of the marble and metamorphosed Dolostone found in western
in a strip extending for the length of the state affords some fine cutting material for cabochons. Vermont
Serpentine is found in several deposits along the eastern flank of the
Green Mountains extending southwards from the Canadian Border to the Massachusetts Border. Associated with the serpentine are deposits of asbestos, soapstone and talc. One of the best places to find soapstone is in the town of . Chester
Gold is found in the rivers and streams that drain the eastern flank of the
Green Mountains. Throughout this area placer deposits of gold have been miner for generations, and although for the most part gold is sparse one lucky miner in the 1970s reportedly hit a pocket where he recovered $2,800 worth of gold in an afternoon.