16 October 2015

On This Day: Mica mine discovered in Berks County

A mica mine was discovered in Hereford Township, Berks County. 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.  

On This Day is a prompt to further explore historical events.

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.