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The History and Mineralogy of the Classic Brown Tourmaline Locality, Gouverneur, New York

The classic brown tourmaline locality on the present-day Bush farm in the town of Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, New York, has been the source of some of the world's finest specimens of fluor-uvite. The locality has been known and visited by innumerable collectors for at least 150 years and is still producing fine specimens today.

Dr. George W. Robinson, a consulting editor of Rocks & Minerals, is a former mineral museum curator with the Canadian Museum of Nature and the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Michigan Technological University, and presently is a research associate with the Department of Geology, St. Lawrence University.

Dr. Steven C. Chamberlain is a consulting editor of Rocks & Minerals and coordinator of the Center for Mineralogy at the New York State Museum.

Michael Walter is a high school earth science and geology teacher and a dedicated field collector, specializing in minerals from St. Lawrence County, New York.       

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