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  • So much love for this charming little general store out in Friendship. 😍👫
  • So much love for this charming little general store out in Friendship. 😍👫
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  • Pink Rubellite Tourmaline in  Feldspar, Muscovite, and Quartz. Crystals are not always going to grow in open cavities or "Pockets" as we call them.  While doing some excavation work a few years ago, Jeff saw a colorful rock fall down after tearing some wall away. All things stopped and he went to look at what was found. It's cool to think about how precise the break has to be for a specimen like this to be found. If Jeff had sunk the ripper in to the rock one meter forward, I do not think we would have a clue that this specimen existed inside of the Pegmatite there. It is not a bad specimen at all especially considering this was not so close to the current gem producing area at the time. Tourmaline, Beryl, and Fluorapatite are three of the most prized gemstone species we can find in our Pegmatite. And more than we would like, we detect the presence of them in places where it will only be consumed by other surrounding minerals and not found loose in a pocket. It is somewhat disheartening to get a find with such good color but have it found frozen in stone. Overtime we have seen quite barren areas of the Pegmatite give excellent specimens like this one. Only in far more mineralized areas of the Pegmatite will you find actual loose crystals sitting in a cavity. None the less we really enjoy pieces like this. It pops in the sun!  #maine #androscoggincounty #tourmaline #quartz #lepidolite #smokyquartz #sio2 #elbaite #feldspar #mineralspecimen #crystals #ustourmaline #americantourmaline #mainetourmaline #maineminerals #maine #elestialquartz #combospecimen #crystalsofig #mineralogy #geology #gemstone #gem #luxury #gemology #americangemsociety #agta #jck #tucsongemshow
  • Pink Rubellite Tourmaline in Feldspar, Muscovite, and Quartz. Crystals are not always going to grow in open cavities or "Pockets" as we call them. While doing some excavation work a few years ago, Jeff saw a colorful rock fall down after tearing some wall away. All things stopped and he went to look at what was found. It's cool to think about how precise the break has to be for a specimen like this to be found. If Jeff had sunk the ripper in to the rock one meter forward, I do not think we would have a clue that this specimen existed inside of the Pegmatite there. It is not a bad specimen at all especially considering this was not so close to the current gem producing area at the time. Tourmaline, Beryl, and Fluorapatite are three of the most prized gemstone species we can find in our Pegmatite. And more than we would like, we detect the presence of them in places where it will only be consumed by other surrounding minerals and not found loose in a pocket. It is somewhat disheartening to get a find with such good color but have it found frozen in stone. Overtime we have seen quite barren areas of the Pegmatite give excellent specimens like this one. Only in far more mineralized areas of the Pegmatite will you find actual loose crystals sitting in a cavity. None the less we really enjoy pieces like this. It pops in the sun!   #maine #androscoggincounty #tourmaline #quartz #lepidolite #smokyquartz #sio2 #elbaite #feldspar #mineralspecimen #crystals #ustourmaline #americantourmaline #mainetourmaline #maineminerals #maine #elestialquartz #combospecimen #crystalsofig #mineralogy #geology #gemstone #gem #luxury #gemology #americangemsociety #agta #jck #tucsongemshow
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  • Do you see the love? .

This little tiny Jade leaf is growing in the shape if a heart because there is a stem in the way. 🥰 Every time I look at it I can't help but feel the love from this plant. I had two different kinds of Jade. One slowly died, but this one is happy.
  • Do you see the love? .

    This little tiny Jade leaf is growing in the shape if a heart because there is a stem in the way. 🥰 Every time I look at it I can't help but feel the love from this plant. I had two different kinds of Jade. One slowly died, but this one is happy.
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  • Slowly but surely this pile is shrinking #maine #spring
  • Slowly but surely this pile is shrinking #maine #spring
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