The Big Find: A Legend Continues
In October 1972, near the top of Plumbago Mountain in Newry, George Hartman, Dean McCrillis, Dale Sweatt, and contract miner Frank Perham unearthed North America’s most magnificent single discovery of gem-quality tourmaline crystals–more than a ton in all.
The discovery sent shockwaves through Maine and around the mineral world. Never had such a large quantity of world-class tourmaline gem rough been found in a single locality in North America.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this incredible find, join us for a few special events throughout the year that lead up to The Big Reveal, a runway extravaganza featuring twelve jewelry masterpieces made with historic gemstones.
The following link not only takes you to the museum’s website, but also has links on their site to several important videos that you should watch!