Fluor-Uvite Tourmaline
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 04.03.2021 | Filed under:

Fluor-Uvite Tourmaline

Specimen # 200483
Mineral: Dravite Tourmaline
Location: Dale Bush Farm, Gouverneur, St. Lawrence Co., New York, USA
Size: 6.5 x 3.7 x 3.7 cm


Detailed Description

Fluor-uvite is an uncommon tourmaline group species, and this is a fine specimen. From the classic locality near Richville, New York, this piece hosts several crystals of fluor-uvite. As is typical of this locality, not all the crystals had room to fully develop. The main crystal is in fact doubly-terminated – it also has some faces that are under-developed. The termination of the main crystal is sharp and glassy, with rich golden brown colour. In excellent condition. The back of the specimen was cut with a saw to reduce unwanted matrix. A very good fluor-uvite.

From the Pete Richards collection, personally collected in the summer of 1984.