garnet mining in new york

Oct 07, 2019 The historic Barton Mines in Johnsburg boast one of the largest garnet deposits worldwide. Its garnet is known for its vibrant ruby-red color, large crystal size, and hardness. In 1969, then-Governor Nelson Rockefeller designated Barton garnet as the New York State Gemstone. Barton Mines was established by founder Henry Hudson Barton in 1878.

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