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Maine State Gemstone:

Assorted tourmaline gemstones - click to see all gemstone symbols
Polished tourmaline - photo © International Colored Gemstone Association
(ICA): Tourmaline (used by permission). See All Geological Symbols.

Tourmaline

Maine designated tourmaline as the official state gemstone in 1971. Tourmaline ranges in color from black or white to vibrant shades of red, green, and blue. Individual crystals can be opaque to transparent and may be single or multi-colored.

Green tourmaline - click to see all state gems & gemstones
Green tourmaline photo © International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA): Green Tourmaline (used by permission).
See All State Gems, Gemstones, & Geological Symbols.

The best Maine tourmalines rival tourmaline from world-famous locations in California, Brazil, and the Himalayas. The crystals range in size from microscopic to over a foot long.

Multi-colored tourmaline gemstones - click to see all geological symbols
Collage of tourmaline gemstones - photos © International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA): Rubellite Tourmaline, Yellow Tourmaline, Green Tourmaline, Multi-colored Tourmaline, Blue Tourmaline (used by permission). See All State Geological Symbols.

Source:
Maine State Symbols: Maine.gov SOS Kids' Page
Links:
All State Gems, Gemstones, & Geological Symbols

    

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