Morefield mine

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The sketch, presumably by Sam Dunaway, notate locations of biotite, gneiss, quartz, green amphibole, pyroxines, garnet, pyrite, pink (salmon) feldspar, light green feldspar, schist, etc.

Presumably, this map is demonstrating a diagonal core sample that was taken 510' SW of the shaft, to assess the breadth of the pegmatite.

This is a "(p)lat of survey, showing a portion of the property belonging to Deck R. Boyle's, located in Giles Magisterial District, Amelia County, VA." 

It is crazy to think that Morefield mine has a section that goes down 13 stories, to 130'!

This map shows a subset of the Morefield property, not including all of the land that is leased to Martin-Marietta. That lease was undertaken by Bill Baltzley, it has been in progress since before Sam and Sharon Dunaway purchased the property, through today and beyond.

This aerial map is a plan of the diamond drill core holes needed to properly assess the 100' level of Morefield mine.

🗺️ While reading various stories about Morefield mine and its owners, you may find it helpful to understand where things are in proximity to the mine.

This map was created around the same time Tour locations by cross sections was created. 50' is a production area, not a tour area.

Seeing an aerial map allows you the chance to see the divided road into the mine, all of its buildings, and even the pond.

While one is down in Morefield mine, it can seem more or less like a maze. A map like this gives one an idea of how everything is placed. Also, you can see that there is a production area that is not shown during tours.

Diamond core drill cross sections locations are documented, on the 100 ft level of Morefield mine.