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Site of Historic Tourmaline Find Up For Sale in Maine

NEWRY, Maine - The site of one of the world's largest tourmaline finds has been put up for sale in Maine with an asking price of $2.7 million.

Listing agent Kevin Fletcher tells The Sun Journal that whoever purchases Plumbago Mountain could be in for a potential windfall should they dive in and manage to strike a vein.

For the asking price, buyers will acquire 2,222 acres with exclusive mining rights on 50 acres.

In 1972, more than a ton of tourmaline was pulled from the mountain. But Carl Francis, curator of the forthcoming Maine Mineral & Gem Museum, says there have been no bonanzas since.

Fletcher says it took several months to pull the current listing together. Also included is one-half interest in the mineral rights to an additional 436 acres.