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Sunday, August 9 News

Roebling Mine property for sale

Conceivably one of the largest land open houses, with more than 100 “miners” present, was held at a historical property on Old Mine Road in New Milford.

A guided tour, picnic lunch and a gem hunt were held last month at the 13.5-acre property known as Roebling Mine.

The property features two small waterfalls, three possible home sites, a gorge for rock climbing or rappelling, a seasonal stream and the mines.

“The Roebling Mine was mined for mica, feldspar and gem beryl from 1840-1900,” according to the Book “Images of America: Connecticut Mining.”

“The mine remained idle until 1944, when it was re-opened for mica only. The Roebling Mine is world famous for the quality of golden beryl (heliodor) found in the 1890s,” the book states.

The property is listed for $329,000 with Advanced Realty, a Waldorf Agency LLC.

For more information, call 203-770-0002.