Monthly Archives: August 2015

Watermelon tourmaline, What is in a Name and a BIG CITY Museum Blunder

On the net again looking for something interesting in tourmaline.  I find pictures of beautiful tourmaline and information that is accurate.  Of course, following the lead of our news services, that doesn’t make interesting news.  But when I find an … Continue reading

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Life is sweet, apricot jam and the long road to victory.

This post is about a modest piece of rough that brought to the forefront the eternal battle between perfection and creating something beautiful.  I will let the stone tell its own story with an appropriate ending by the cutter, me. … Continue reading

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Cuprian Tourmaline, The Internet, Information

I have never tracked anything on the inter net like I have information about cuprian tourmaline.  I use the term cuprian tourmaline as a way to cover  all the flavors of tourmaline with copper (cu+2) as its chromophore.  This includes … Continue reading

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