Eosphorite and Indicolite (old & rare locale)

Hebron, Oxford Co., Maine
Toenail, 3.4 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm
Start Time: 01/30/2010 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 02/04/2010 6:30:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

A very rare and old combination specimen from the pegmatites at Hebron, Maine. Lustrous, brown, eosphorite blades to 6 mm richly cover one vuggy side of the matrix. Another side hosts a flattened, lustrous, teal-blue, indicolite tourmaline. According to MINDAT, childrenite is a discredited species from Hebron, so these must be eosphorite crystals. Comes with an expertly handwritten, faded label from an older collection. The collection this came out of was a museum stash dating to prior to World War I. Classic, very rarely available combination material from this historic locale.

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