Iron deposits in the
mountains of the eastern part
of town were among the valuable resources scouted by early European landowners, and iron played an important role in the economic history of the town.
the 1950’s and 1970’s, attempts were made
to mine uranium.
To protect the environment, a permanent ban on exploration and mining of uranium or any ‘fissionable materials’ was enacted
town in the 1980.
Edenville’s Dr. James P. Young and his son Silas were early geology enthusiasts in Warwick.Some of their collection
is at the NYS Museum.Dr. Young’s portrait was painted by Elias V. Coe, sometime before 1835,holding prize specimens.