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Dennis Durgin's Photo Gallery

N51-MJYElbaite, Fluorapatite

Mount Marie Quarries, Paris, Oxford Co., Maine, USA

This specimen was found in two pieces: The "cap" is a cross section of a tri-colored watermelon tourmaline (elbaite species) coated with a color zoned coating of light to medium purple small prismatic fluorapatite crystals. The cap was separated from the base at an apparent natural fracture as the two pieces join tightly with minimal damage. This specimen was back-lighted using a daylight lighting source.
Copyright: © Dennis Durgin      Photo ID: 502947     Uploaded by: Dennis Durgin   View Count: 416   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1024 x 769 pixels (0.8 Mpix)

2LL-978Elbaite

Mount Marie Quarries, Paris, Oxford Co., Maine, USA

This Suite displays the wide range of colors of Tourmaline (Elbaite) recently found at Mount Marie.
Copyright: © Dennis Durgin      Photo ID: 502946     Uploaded by: Dennis Durgin   View Count: 145   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 792 x 576 pixels (0.5 Mpix)
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