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English: Tourmaline (Var.: Indicolite)
Locality: Gillette Quarry (J-J Mine), Haddam Neck, Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA (Locality at mindat.org)
Size: 6.7 x 2 x 1.7 cm.
This is a very important, historic, crystal with unusually good color and size. It is doubly-terminated, though repaired about the middle. The large, transparent indicolite zone atop is just VERY intense and richly colored, with barely a trace of green. At about the midpoint it grades to a dark forest green hue. The crystal is actually pristine and complete all around, except one repair. It has a small bit of attached matrix at the bottom termination. Such tourmalines from the old Connecticut quarries are highly sought after today and only come up as old collections such as this one are dispersed. Ex. John Albanese & John Albanese, Jr. Collections.
Deutsch: Turmalin (Var.: Indigolith)
Fundort: Gillette Quarry (J-J Mine), Haddam Neck, Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, Vereinigte Staaten (Fundort bei mindat.org)
Größe: 6.7 x 2 x 1.7 cm.
Date before March 2010(2010-03)
Source http://www.mindat.org/photo-146181.html


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