Reese farm, Gouverneur, St. Lawrence Co., New York, USA
Thumbnail, 3.2 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm
Ex. Alex Schauss
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Unusual tourmalines are a fun thing for any collection, regardless of species. This is a highly lustrous terminated crystal of the rare tourmaline varietal, fluor-uvite. This is a special and rare kind of tourmaline with a shimmering brown skin, and this crystal has good size and sharp form. It is most likely from a fine pocket of this material collected by Michael Walter, 2003 which many consider the finest, for form and quality overall, of this locality material. Although this is properly a little too big to be a true competition sized thumbnail specimen, it can squeeze into a box diagonally. It is more properly a small miniature.