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Elbaite -Gem crystal, classic find
stock #16.1-220
Newry, Oxford County
Maine, United States
2.7 x 1.4 x 1.1 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $575
Spring 2017

A classic form from a now classic find. The steep termination of this Tourmaline and the blue green color is a textbook type for the Newry "big pocket". Nearly all gem grade, sharp and clear with a slight touch of color zoning. While huge amounts were found in this big strike close to 50 years ago, most was cut for gemstock. This large thumbnail has a few tiny crystals of Lepidolite on one edge. Some tiny rough areas as seen in the photos but for the locality this is in very fine condition.
SOLD Elbaite
stock #SOLD ALEC-30-026
Newry, Oxford County
Maine, United States
2.2 x 1 x .9 CM (thumbnail)
price: $0
pre Tucson 2015 update

A lot of tourmaline came out of Newry, in 1972 it was the site of a great find that has newer been equalled. The vast majority of the gemmy Elbaites were cut up for gems, and now good quality, gem grade crystals are quite prized. This small crystal is in exceptional shape, has the very distinctive color and habit of fine Newry Elbaite. Close to 100% gem, this is a mix of deep green and blue hues that glows vividly with even a little backlight. A lot of color impact for the size.
2 specimens found
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