Field Trip Report:


Field Trip Report:
Glendon Pyrite!
Standard Mineral Company
Glendon, N.C.
October 9th, 2010

Text and photos by: Lee Fleming

As the day progressed, people began to slowly come out of the pit with their material. Several people looked as if they had overloaded themselves; but they had a huge smile on their faces.  The following show some of these happy people:





As people would come by our tent, I would occasionally take pictures of their finds.  The following pictures show some of the material that was collected:

The Fall 2010 Glendon pyrite dig turned out be a wonderful adventure. Everyone had a chance to find and collect as much pyrite as they wanted from the recently blasted pit floor. It was very dry and no one needed to wear their rubber boots. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Cody, the mine representative for all of his help and assistance. I know it must be a great aggravation to the mine to have 117 people visit their site; but we are so glad they do. As for our MAGMA members, they were very polite and assisted others when needed. Thanks everyone for making this a very enjoyable day in the pyrite capitol of the world.

P.S. I couldn't remember everyone's name, so if you did not get named in a picture, send an email to Rick at and he can add it to the report.