A mica mine was discovered in Hereford Township, BerksCounty. The mine was discovered by Simon P. Romig of New Jerusalem. Hiram Hollenbush, a mineralogist from Reading, came out to inspect the mine and found it of good quality. Mica (in 1882) was worth $4,500 per ton at its best quality!
Lancaster Daily Intelligencer. (Lancaster, PA),
16 October 1882. Chronicling America:
Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress.
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