Fluor-uvite and other Mineral Specimens

from Bush Farm, Gouverneur, New York

The finest Fluor-uvites in the World!

(formerly the Reese Farm or Jones's Farm). 

 

    

                    Fluor-uvite on Diopside                                                    Fluorapatite on Diopside                                                           Fluor-uvite                                                                                Fluor-uvite

 

These tourmalines specimens have been referred to as dravites for many decades most likely because of their color.  Analysis have shown them to actually be uvite in their chemistry.  The most recent work (2013) identifies them as fluor-uvite (according tot he new I.M.A. criteria).  We will retain the term dravite or uvite here on older specimens as this information was unavailable.  These are East Coast classics from a noted Dana locality.  Further, the fluoresce a light yellow in short wave UV ( a really unusual characteristic for any tourmaline).

In 2011 an important find of numerous pockets occurred.  These specimens have a more distinctive, rich brown, higher luster look to them at is distinctive.  It was written about by myself, Drs. George Robinson and Steve Chamberlain in the 2016, vol. 91, no. 6, Nov/Dec. issue of Rocks and Minerals Magazine.  On pages 521-527 we describe numerous important finds, however I believe this to be the best of all those many (almost 200) years.  Rich brown tourmalines with noteworthy gemmy areas of facet grade material were recovered.  These represent the finest fluor-uvites known... and they are even fluorescent!  Read Steve Chamberlains thoughts on the location... Article

 

 

 

 

OKO-571

OKO-571     Fluor-uvite      Bush Farm, Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, July 10, 2011.  These are the few remaining specimens from an important find in 2011 that was written about by myself, Drs. George Robinson and Steve Chamberlain in the 2016, vol. 91, no. 6, Nov/Dec. issue of Rocks and Minerals Magazine.  On pages 521-527 we describe numerous important finds, however I believe this to be the best of all those many (almost 200) years.  Rich brown tourmalines with noteworthy gemmy areas of facet grade material were recovered.  These represent the finest fluor-uvites known... and they are even fluorescent! 

Matrix areas stabilized.  A fine cluster of single and double terminated crystals to 2.2 cm each.  The piece measures 4.6 x 3.2 x 3 cm overall.  Lots of quality crystals to view in this miniature.  Clusters are so rare from here!  A few contacts from other crystals but no damage here.  Minor white tremolite as an accessory.  Great miniature.  $200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-572

OKO-572     Fluor-uvite      Bush Farm, Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, July 10, 2011.  These are the few remaining specimens from an important find in 2011 that was written about by myself, Drs. George Robinson and Steve Chamberlain in the 2016, vol. 91, no. 6, Nov/Dec. issue of Rocks and Minerals Magazine.  On pages 521-527 we describe numerous important finds, however I believe this to be the best of all those many (almost 200) years.  Rich brown tourmalines with noteworthy gemmy areas of facet grade material were recovered.  These represent the finest fluor-uvites known... and they are even fluorescent! 

4.2 x 2.4 x 2.2 cm example that is frankly as good as they get.  The specimen is a single terminated crystal that has no damage and is of the richest brown color to be found at the location.  The less brown faces on the back (only a couple) are healed surfaces that are still as flat as any normal crystal face only grainy in appearance.  There is also one small contact on a prism face.  In all, a fantastic example of a spectacular fluor-uvite crystal.   $350

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-573

OKO-573     Fluor-uvite      Bush Farm, Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Scott Wallace, June 5, 2011.  These are the few remaining specimens from an important find in 2011 that was written about by myself, Drs. George Robinson and Steve Chamberlain in the 2016, vol. 91, no. 6, Nov/Dec. issue of Rocks and Minerals Magazine.  On pages 521-527 we describe numerous important finds, however I believe this to be the best of all those many (almost 200) years.  Rich brown tourmalines with noteworthy gemmy areas of facet grade material were recovered.  These represent the finest fluor-uvites known... and they are even fluorescent! 

This example is a robust crystal measuring 3.7 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm.  There is a tip cleave that is noticeable, especially in photographs, but still it is a very fine example of a superior fluor-uvite.  The color and luster are both spectacular and the form is great. In-hand it is impressive for this material.  $100

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-574

OKO-574     Fluor-uvite      Bush Farm, Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Scott Wallace, June 5, 2011.  These are the few remaining specimens from an important find in 2011 that was written about by myself, Drs. George Robinson and Steve Chamberlain in the 2016, vol. 91, no. 6, Nov/Dec. issue of Rocks and Minerals Magazine.  On pages 521-527 we describe numerous important finds, however I believe this to be the best of all those many (almost 200) years.  Rich brown tourmalines with noteworthy gemmy areas of facet grade material were recovered.  These represent the finest fluor-uvites known... and they are even fluorescent! 

Stabilization to matrix.  Scott out did himself with this fine pocket!  This piece has a 5.5 cm double terminated crystal dominating it's body, which measures 7 x 6 x 4.2 cm in full.  The main crystal is double terminated but one termination is poor.  Edge contacts and areas that have healed.  Body of specimen and its primary crystals are damage free.  These specimens are rarely found this complete and of this high a quality.  $230

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-575

OKO-575     Fluor-uvite      Bush Farm, Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Scott Wallace, June 5, 2011.  These are the few remaining specimens from an important find in 2011 that was written about by myself, Drs. George Robinson and Steve Chamberlain in the 2016, vol. 91, no. 6, Nov/Dec. issue of Rocks and Minerals Magazine.  On pages 521-527 we describe numerous important finds, however I believe this to be the best of all those many (almost 200) years.  Rich brown tourmalines with noteworthy gemmy areas of facet grade material were recovered.  These represent the finest fluor-uvites known... and they are even fluorescent! 

This piece measures 6.6 x 2.8 x 2.1 cm.  Far gemmier than most, great luster and longer than most.  There are harsh contacts from other crystals on lower areas of the back of the piece.  Front is excellent and termination is great.  A high quality example.  $160

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-576

Back

OKO-576     Fluor-uvite      Bush Farm, Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, June 12, 2011.  These are the few remaining specimens from an important find in 2011 that was written about by myself, Drs. George Robinson and Steve Chamberlain in the 2016, vol. 91, no. 6, Nov/Dec. issue of Rocks and Minerals Magazine.  On pages 521-527 we describe numerous important finds, however I believe this to be the best of all those many (almost 200) years.  Rich brown tourmalines with noteworthy gemmy areas of facet grade material were recovered.  These represent the finest fluor-uvites known... and they are even fluorescent! 

This one is very dark in color and has the fine gemmy sections like others.  It is double terminated but the lower termination is only partial.  The body of the piece is tabular.  Back has crystal contacts and termination has a chipped area, on back of piece.  5.5 x 3.5 x 2.1 cm.  Fantastic luster.  $150

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-577

OKO-577     Fluor-uvite      Bush Farm, Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, June 12, 2011.  These are the few remaining specimens from an important find in 2011 that was written about by myself, Drs. George Robinson and Steve Chamberlain in the 2016, vol. 91, no. 6, Nov/Dec. issue of Rocks and Minerals Magazine.  On pages 521-527 we describe numerous important finds, however I believe this to be the best of all those many (almost 200) years.  Rich brown tourmalines with noteworthy gemmy areas of facet grade material were recovered.  These represent the finest fluor-uvites known... and they are even fluorescent! 

This thumbnail sized crystal measures 2 x 1.2 x 1.2 cm and has steeper terminations than most.  Contacts on back and one side.  Still good views from front and for the most part sides.  No damage.  $130

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-578

OKO-578     Fluor-uvite      Bush Farm, Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, June 12, 2011.  These are the few remaining specimens from an important find in 2011 that was written about by myself, Drs. George Robinson and Steve Chamberlain in the 2016, vol. 91, no. 6, Nov/Dec. issue of Rocks and Minerals Magazine.  On pages 521-527 we describe numerous important finds, however I believe this to be the best of all those many (almost 200) years.  Rich brown tourmalines with noteworthy gemmy areas of facet grade material were recovered.  These represent the finest fluor-uvites known... and they are even fluorescent! 

Another thumbnail sized crystal measures 2.1 x 1.3 x 1 cm with steeper terminations than most.  There are contacts including a ball shaped on the front at the base.  All surfaces are healed and the specimen presents itself as a rare double terminated floater.  No damage.  A very fine piece.   $180

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-579

OKO-579     Fluor-uvite      Bush Farm, Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, June 12, 2011.  These are the few remaining specimens from an important find in 2011 that was written about by myself, Drs. George Robinson and Steve Chamberlain in the 2016, vol. 91, no. 6, Nov/Dec. issue of Rocks and Minerals Magazine.  On pages 521-527 we describe numerous important finds, however I believe this to be the best of all those many (almost 200) years.  Rich brown tourmalines with noteworthy gemmy areas of facet grade material were recovered.  These represent the finest fluor-uvites known... and they are even fluorescent! 

This thumbnail sized crystal measures 3 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm.  Excellent all around, stands on end.  No damage.  $220

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-580

OKO-580     Fluor-uvite      Bush Farm, Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, June 12, 2011.  These are the few remaining specimens from an important find in 2011 that was written about by myself, Drs. George Robinson and Steve Chamberlain in the 2016, vol. 91, no. 6, Nov/Dec. issue of Rocks and Minerals Magazine.  On pages 521-527 we describe numerous important finds, however I believe this to be the best of all those many (almost 200) years.  Rich brown tourmalines with noteworthy gemmy areas of facet grade material were recovered.  These represent the finest fluor-uvites known... and they are even fluorescent! 

This steeply terminated crystal is another nice example of the rarest form found at the location.  It measures 2.9 x 1.7 x 1.6 cm.  The crystal's form and color is more typical of the location.  The luster is high and the condition excellent with only minor chipping at the base of the piece.  $100

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-582

OKO-582     Fluor-uvite      Bush Farm, Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, June 12, 2011.  These are the few remaining specimens from an important find in 2011 that was written about by myself, Drs. George Robinson and Steve Chamberlain in the 2016, vol. 91, no. 6, Nov/Dec. issue of Rocks and Minerals Magazine.  On pages 521-527 we describe numerous important finds, however I believe this to be the best of all those many (almost 200) years.  Rich brown tourmalines with noteworthy gemmy areas of facet grade material were recovered.  These represent the finest fluor-uvites known... and they are even fluorescent! 

This prismatic crystal measures 3.4 x 1.2 x 1.2 cm overall.  Backside has a contact and a terminal face with damage.  Front and side views are great!  $220

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-583

OKO-583     Fluor-uvite      Bush Farm, Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, June 12, 2011.  These are the few remaining specimens from an important find in 2011 that was written about by myself, Drs. George Robinson and Steve Chamberlain in the 2016, vol. 91, no. 6, Nov/Dec. issue of Rocks and Minerals Magazine.  On pages 521-527 we describe numerous important finds, however I believe this to be the best of all those many (almost 200) years.  Rich brown tourmalines with noteworthy gemmy areas of facet grade material were recovered.  These represent the finest fluor-uvites known... and they are even fluorescent! 

A fine example that is 2.5 x 2.4 x 1.6 cm.  Back has a large face with lower luster but the front and side views exhibit all of the fine qualities expected form this important find.  No damage.  Stands on its own.  $240

 

 

 

 

 

OKO-584

Low luster terminal face

OKO-584     Fluor-uvite      Bush Farm, Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Michael Walter, June 12, 2011.  These are the few remaining specimens from an important find in 2011 that was written about by myself, Drs. George Robinson and Steve Chamberlain in the 2016, vol. 91, no. 6, Nov/Dec. issue of Rocks and Minerals Magazine.  On pages 521-527 we describe numerous important finds, however I believe this to be the best of all those many (almost 200) years.  Rich brown tourmalines with noteworthy gemmy areas of facet grade material were recovered.  These represent the finest fluor-uvites known... and they are even fluorescent! 

This piece measures 2.9 x 1.6 x 1.5 cm.  Base is rougher looking with contacts and healed contacts from other crystals.  One terminal face has an obviously lower luster.  Nice example    $160

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-729

Back

OKM-729    Fluor-uvite     Bush Farm, Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Collected by Scott Wallace, June 5, 2011.  I found this wonderful little piece looking through some of my old show inventory that I never managed to take to any shows.  It measures 3.5 x 2.8 2 cm and has crystals to 2.1 cm.  What it lacks in size it makes up for in quality.  Damage free crystals with nice translucence in a rare cluster.   FLUORESCENT   Even the back is well formed, just not as attractive as the front and side views.  Small fray on back of large crystal is minor and out of view.  Great example in very uncommon quality.   $185

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-733

OKH-733    Uvite    Bush Farm, Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, New York.   A large stocky crystal measuring 5.2 x 4 x 3.6 cm.  Some stepped growth to a couple frontal faces, compete termination but some damage along lower back of it, several crystal contacts.   FLUORESCENT   $100

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-735

OKH-735    Uvite    Bush Farm, Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, New York.   A beautiful high quality TN specimen measuring 2.3 x 1.9 x 1.2.  Complex termination, no damage, one tiny crystal contact on back, fine color form and gemmy regions.  I think you would be challenged to find such a nice high quality, classic, east coast TN tourmaline specimen in today’s market.  FLUORESCENT   $75

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-737

OKH-737    Uvite    Bush Farm, Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, New York.   An excellent TN specimen in all regards.  Small crystal contact on back of crystal otherwise all characteristics are far above average…one of the nicest terminations on a crystal of this size that I’ve seen.  2.4 x 2 x 1.6 cm.  Nice!  FLUORESCENT   $180

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-738

OKH-738    Uvite    Bush Farm, Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, New York.   Another large crystal measuring 6.1 x 4 x 3.5 cm.  Very nice but it does have one large terminal face missing.  Minor crystal contacts on back.  FLUORESCENT   $170

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-295 Front and Side

OKB-295 Dravite (actually uvite) Bush Farm, Richville, NY. Translucent brown tourmalines in a small cluster that measures 3 cm x 2.5 cm x 2.5 cm. Lower luster and nice form to these mostly double terminated crystals.   FLUORESCENT Classic Dana location. 30$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-293

OKB-293 Dravite (actually uvite) Bush Farm, Richville, NY. Translucent brown tourmalines in a pair that measures 4 cm x 3 cm x 3 cm. Lower luster and very nice form to these crystals.  Big crystal with smaller double terminated one attached at first one's termination.   FLUORESCENT Classic Dana location. 28$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKB-290

OKB-290 Dravite (actually uvite) Bush Farm, Richville, NY. Translucent brown tourmaline that measures 4 cm x 4 cm. High luster and fair form to these crystal.  Crude termination on this single terminated crystal.   FLUORESCENT Classic Dana location. 20$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKA-962

OKA-962 Dravite (actually uvite) Bush Farm, Richville, NY. Translucent brown tourmalines in a cluster that measures 5 cm x 3.5 cm x 2 cm. High luster and good form to these crystals which are up to 2 cm each. FLUORESCENT Classic Dana location. 12$

 

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