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Pierrepont Tourmalines

 

Fine New York State mineral specimens such as this impressive uvite specimen from the Powers farm in Pierrepont, New York, are our specialty.  A fine cluster of uvite crystals from Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York  A large cluster of uvite crystals from Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York  A fine cluster of uvite crystals with quartz from Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York

 

The Power's Farm local has produced world class black tourmaline crystal specimens for decades.  This site is still open to mineral collectors.  Quality specimens can be difficult to find but are there for those willing to put in the hours, days or years required to find them.  We live 20 minutes from the site and have collected there for over 30 years.  As a result you will find some very respectable specimens listed below.  Any individual crystal exceeding 2.5 cm (approx. 1 inch) in diameter is considered rare at this location. 

I have not listed the high end pieces here.  My very best specimens are the very best in the world.  Contact me for availability and private viewings.  Don't forget to check out the article on the site. Photographed above are several of the very best uvite specimens ever found at the Bower Powers farm.  Recently the I.M.A. has revised tourmaline classification.  Now these crystals of tourmaline are considered to be the species Dravite on the outside and Fluor-uvite on the inside.  I will not be recreating tags or descriptions, however, for future reference the specimens should be simply called tourmalines.

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OKO-585

OKO-585       Tourmaline with Uralite       The Historic Hilltop Site, Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, August 21, 2013.  6.2 x 6 x 2.4 cm plate with tourmalines to 2.5 cm each.  Largest crystals have some damage as seen.  $60     Check out the article on this historic site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-586

OKO-586       Tourmaline       The Historic Hilltop Site, Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, August 26, 2013.  6.6 x 6 x 4.4 cm plate with tourmalines to 2.5 cm each.  Two of the crystals have some damage as seen.  $45      Check out the article on this historic site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-587

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OKO-587       Tourmaline, Uralite and Talc pseudos after Quartz       The Historic Hilltop Site, Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, August 27, 2013.  10 x 6 x 4.5 cm plate with tourmalines to 3.3 cm each.  Largest crystals down center of piece are nice, edges show some damage.  $80       Check out the article on this historic site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-707

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OKO-707     Tourmaline      The Historic Hilltop Site, Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, August 27, 2015.  6.2 x 3.5 x 1.4 cm plate of crystals.  A very fine specimen with no damage and all surfaces once damaged, now healed.  Very high luster compared to most.  Only one tiny section on end shows massive tourmaline with no crystallization.  On large crystal is hoppered, or skeletal in form.  This characteristic is very uncommon in these tourmalines.  Excellent example.  $200       Check out the article on this historic site.

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-708

OKO-708     Tourmaline, Talc, Pyrite       Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter.  An exceptionally fine. damage free miniature measuring in at 5.9 x 3.6 x 3.5 cm.  Contact on one edge only.  The highest luster to be found in this material.  Some surfaces are healed.  Beautifully stacked crystals to 2.5 cm each.  $300      Check out the article on this historic site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-710

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OKO-710     Tourmaline and Quartz     Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter.  An attractive example with one dominant crystal that measures 5.5 cm wide.  9 x 5.6 x 4.6 cm is the total measurements.  Totally crystallized, with a few surfaces being healed.  Base is also healed with quartz overgrowths.  Very nice quality in all regards.  No damage.  $380       Check out the article on this historic site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-591

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OKO-591     Tourmaline, Quartz, Phlogopite      The Historic Hilltop Site, Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, July 2, 2013.  A good grouping/ mix of crystals.  Minor fraying on a couple of crystals but overall in near damage free condition.  8.2 x 5 x 3.8 cm.  $80     Check out the article on this historic site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-592

OKO-592     Tourmaline and Uralite     The Historic Hilltop Site, Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, August 27, 2015.  A damage free plate with the mineral combination most unique to Powers Farm.  8.5 x 7 x 3.5 cm. Nice luster and aesthetics.  $185     Check out the article on this historic site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-709

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OKO-709     Tourmaline      The Historic Hilltop Site, Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, 2015.  An exceptionally clean miniature measuring 5.1 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm.  Dominated by one large, complex crystal with nice growth features and some healed areas.  Impressive and interesting for its size.  $280      Check out the article on this historic site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-711

OKO-711     Tourmaline and Quartz     The Historic Hilltop Site, Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, 2015.  Floater with some healed surfaces.  Quartz overgrowths on lustrous rich black crystals.  6.6 x 3.5 x 2.6 cm.  $195      Check out the article on this historic site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-594

OKO-594     Tourmaline and Quartz      Streamside Trench (Waddell), Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, 2005.  Lustrous black crystals on quartz.  A couple tiny healed surfaces, a small chip on a small tourmaline.  Very nice.  6.5 x 6 x 4.6 cm.  Some crystallization on back, as well.  $95     Check out the article on this historic site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-595

OKO-595     Tourmaline and Quartz      The Historic Hilltop Site, Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, 2015.  Lustrous, large crystal with minor quartz.  5.8 x 5 x 3.5 cm overall.  No damage and only a couple small areas that have healed.  $200      Check out the article on this historic site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-596

OKO-596     Uralite     The Historic Hilltop Site, Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, August 2013.  A nice example of these pseudomorphs after diopside to 3 cm each.  The piece is 8 x 5.6 x 4.3 cm overall and only has a couple missing crystals along one contact edge.  Very nice for one of these.  $75      Check out the article on this historic site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-597

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OKO-597     Tourmaline and Actinolite     The Historic Hilltop Site, Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, July 7, 2013.  An unusual and attractive combination.  Small but well formed and lustrous crystals of actinolite on tourmaline (both black).  Crystallized on all sides.  6.5 x 5 x 3.1 cm.  No damage.  $100    Check out the article on this historic site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-598

OKO-598     Tourmaline and Uralite     The Historic Hilltop Site, Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, August, 2013.  Nice damage free combonation measuring 7 x 5.8 x 5.6 cm.  No damage.  $100      Check out the article on this historic site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-712

OKO-712     Tourmaline and Pyrite     Streamside Trench (Waddell), Powers Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, 2005.  Lustrous black crystals with minor pyrite.  Measures 12.5 x 8 x 4.5 cm with surfaces in some cases healed.  Almost a floater with only a few minor edge contacts.  Very fine piece.  $400       Check out the article on this historic site.

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