Elbaite

Elbaite

Regular price $6,800.00
SKU:10857
Locality: Dunton Gem Quarry, Newry, Oxford Co., Maine
Dimensions: 5.5 x 5.4 x 5.0 cm

The spectacular 1972 find at the Dunton pegmatite in Newry, Maine was the most important tourmaline discovery in Maine history and produced thousands of colorful elbaite tourmaline crystals and many kilograms of gem rough material. This is a great large single tourmaline crystal from this find has the classic "watermelon" zoning, with a pink interior and green "rind." Good tourmaline crystals from this find are now quite hard to come by as most of the material was either cut into gemstones, or quickly disappeared into private collections. A Maine classic for the discerning collector.

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