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East Hampton - Educational Walk

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Portland-Cobalt Mines
Saturday, June 1
9:00am - 9:45am
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Come take a hike to learn about local history and geology and how they play a role in modern environmental concerns. Governor John Winthrop originally mined for gold, but only came away with enough gold to make a ring (it’s called the Governor’s Ring). The use of the mines shifted to cobalt and nickel mining by the 1800s. Interestingly, the bedrock formation where the gold is found contains arsenopyrite, which is why arsenic is naturally occurring at concentrations above the EPA’s action level in some people’s drinking water wells in this area. This will be an informative hike regarding geology, history and the environment that people may find interesting.
Leader(s): 
Megan Desrosiers
Leader's Phone Number: 
203-725-4495
Leader's E-mail Address: 
Total Distance (miles): 
0.5
Meeting Place: 
Gadpouch Rd., & Old Town Rd., East Hampton. Meet in the parking area at the base of the Shenipsit Trail. Please carpool, parking is limited.
Rain Plan & Registration Details: 
Rain or shine.
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