1.9" WATERMELON TOURMALINE Crystal Pink&Green in Matrix Strickland Q CT for sale

$85.00
Product Code: EB0919TWCT4
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Location Strickland Quarry,Collins Hill, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
Size 1.9" x 1.5" x 1.4"
Suggested Stand A display square comes free with this specimen.

Here is a rare watermelon tourmaline crystal in matrix from the Strickland Quarry, arguably the most famous locality in Connecticut.  This is a good watermelon tourmaline, a partial crystal (green on the outside, red on the inside), in ivory cleavelandite. A golf course was constructed on the site in the late 1990s, and all the dumps were spread out. Collecting is no longer allowed or possible, so specimens today are rarely available. I acquired this specimen from a Connecticut collector who found it as a teenager in 1987 in a spot on the steep road up the hill to the quarry.