Elbaite Tourmaline
Dunton Gem Quarry, Newry, Oxford Co., Maine, USA
Thumbnail, 2.6 x 1.8 x 0.7 cm
Ex. Shields and Frances Flynn
This robust, full sized thumbnail crystal has the complex, sharp termination that is only characteristic of Dunton Quarry elbaite, with a color palette that indicates the most famous pocket of all - CLASSIC 1972 Dunton material. The complex, sharp termination and style is characteristic of Dunton Quarry elbaite, and seldom seen worldwide. One of the prides of the Flynn collection East Coast suite, this is bigger and more wide than most thumbnail examples, which tend to be much smaller "sticks" whereas this is robust.