Schorl Tourmaline
Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 04.03.2021 | Filed under:

Schorl Tourmaline

Specimen # 200480
Mineral: Schorl Tourmaline
Location: Rice Mine, Groton, Grafton Co., New Hampshire, USA
Size: 4.8 x 4.5 x 2.7 cm


Two sharp schorl crystals in matrix from the old New Hampshire locality, the Rice Mine. This locality dates to the late nineteenth century and fine specimens from here are hard to obtain. These schorl crystals are sharp with good lustre. From the main viewing angle, they are in very condition overall – some chipping is visible. From the back or above, one can see the larger crystal is incomplete, as is typical from here because these these crystals occur frozen in tough feldspar and quartz and were very hard to collect intact.  A handsome specimen of a true New England classic.

From the Pete Richards collection, acquired August 1, 1986.

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