3.5" Blue+Pink TOURMALINE Crystals on Matrix Strickland Q Connecticut for sale

$80.00
Product Code: EB0919TBPCT4
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Location Strickland Quarry,Collins Hill, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
Size 3.5" x 2.5" x 1.3"
Suggested Stand Small 2" Peg Stand

This specimen comes from the Strickland Quarry in Connecticut. It features dark blue indicolite tourmaline crystals with pink cores on a matrix ivory white cleavelandite. It is almost watermelon tourmaline (green rind with pink insides), but with dark blue instead of green. I acquired this specimen from a Connecticut collector who found it as a teenager in 1987 from a spot on the steep road up the hill to the quarry. My first collecting trip was to the Strickland Quarry, when I was 12 years old. The Strickland Quarry is arguably the most famous locality in Connecticut. 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.