Mount Mica, Maine has produced tourmaline

May 1986
Yankee;May86, Vol. 50 Issue 5, p100
Since its first discovery there in 1820, prospectors have searched the mountains of western Maine, looking for pockets of tourmalines, a gemstone much rarer than diamonds. In 1972, three Maine prospectors found over a ton of tourmaline in an old mine in Newry, the biggest find ever in N. America--and worth a fortune. Now, a new source of the gems has been found on Mount Rubellite. INSET: Tourmaline comes in many colors.;How to prospect for tourmaline..


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