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gjones

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Beautiful green stuff
« on: September 14, 2018, 05:26:49 PM »

Our gem and mineral club in Worcester, Mass. Went on a field trip to the Havey Tourmaline quarry near Poland, Maine.  The pit is in a Pegmatite zone with abundant quarts and mica. We were allowed to dig and sift through tailings inside the pit. A few of our lucky members walked away with some small Elbaite green specimens. I had no luck in finding any crystals. So I visited with the miner at lunch and he sold me this specimen.
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Re: Beautiful green stuff
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2018, 05:28:43 PM »

The specimen is 2.5 in. X 1.75 in.
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Re: Beautiful green stuff
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2018, 05:39:25 PM »

Thats nice, it looks gemmy, any plans for it or keeping it as a specimen?
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Re: Beautiful green stuff
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2018, 06:42:22 PM »

Yes a specimen it is.
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Re: Beautiful green stuff
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2018, 09:55:58 PM »

Yep. A fine specmen, at that!

Our rule is that we can't cut something like that until we get a better one... .

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Re: Beautiful green stuff
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2018, 10:02:03 PM »

That's beautiful.  I definitely would have to just keep that one.   :icon_sunny:
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Re: Beautiful green stuff
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2018, 06:53:25 AM »

The Maine pegmatites are amazing.Nice trip , very photogenic piece.
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