Eosphorite, Tourmaline (Var: Indicolite)
Mt. Rubellite Quarries, Hebron, Oxford Co., Maine, USA
Miniature, 3.4 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm
A very rare and old combination specimen from the pegmatites at Hebron, Maine. Lustrous, brown eosphorite blades to 6 mm richly cover one vuggy side of the matrix. Another side hosts a flattened, lustrous, teal-blue indicolite tourmaline. According to MINDAT, childrenite is a discredited species from Hebron, so these must be eosphorite crystals. Comes with an expertly handwritten, faded label from an older collection. The collection this came out of was a museum stash dating to prior to World War I. Classic, very rarely available combination material from this historic locale.