Tourmaline Spring: science confirms – a rare geologic phenomena and unique expression of natural drinking water!

A Rare Geologic Phenomenon

For decades Tourmaline Spring in Harrison Maine has long been referred to as a “rare geologic phenomenon”. And over the past year and a half, it has been touted as the naturally purest, best tasting and most prized drinking water on the planet by everyone from enthusiastic consumers to discerning water connoisseurs, and for a multitude of reasons.

Just recently, the science of how Mother Nature has created ‘the perfect drinking water’ on this one mountain in Maine is more fully being disclosed, and the possibilities behind it may call for a rewrite of all our high school and college science books, as it shatters nearly all of our preconceived notions about the origins of the Earth’s water.

There are many different speculations and ‘unexplained phenomena’ regarding the nature of Tourmaline Spring. But, for the sake of simplicity, we’re only going to cover a few of them here.

Tourmaline Spring Anomalies

It’s a high-elevation spring (almost 1000 feet above sea level) on the east coast of the United States: the prolific amount of water that bubbles up so high above sea level is unheard of, especially in this region of the world (most springs are at lower elevation-as there isn’t enough hydrostatic pressure in the aquifers to elevate their waters to such heights).

Think of a volcano, but instead of magma bursting out on top of a mountain, it is replaced by flawless, crystal-clear and crystalline structured water, that is bubbling to the Earth’s surface of its own accord.

The effect that this unique geologic spring source is having on its waters, along with many other attributes resulting from its singular combination of phenomenal properties, is helping Tourmaline Spring to re-write spring water vocabulary by introducing a concept referred to as “Ascending Water”. As we know, water flows down, not up.

So what happens when water is highly pressurized in single or multiple tubular-shaped bedrock fissure(s) that are loaded with pockets of complex mineral gemstones and crystals, to the degree that it (water) defies gravity and vortexes upwards towards the Earth’s surface while being constantly exposed to the ionizing, and seemingly non-entropic frequency patterns being emitted by their rock crystal hosts?

It’s difficult to say, but we do know that it produces a crystalline, low mineral (TDS), electrically charged drinking water unlike any other in this area of the country, and as far as we know, the world.

In addition to having remarkably low mineral content, it is somehow infused with a remarkable balance of trace minerals/electrolytes – resulting in the quintessentially perfect natural drinking water-despite bubbling up through one of the most complex and profusely mineralized granite bodies in the state of Maine.

Flawless, gem-quality drinking water

Calling Tourmaline Spring a flawless, gem-quality drinking water is actually not just a symbolic reference to its natural purity, it is a scientific fact, based on years of the most comprehensive water analysis testing there is. Why such flawless natural purity occurs only at this one spot in the state of Maine (a well known and prolific water producing state) is difficult for anyone to say.

But here’s where it gets really interesting and sets Tourmaline Spring apart from all other drinking waters

The hypothetical discussion about the nature of Tourmaline Spring has been summed up into these two theories:

The first theory

In order for this much water, to be bubbling this high above sea level, and surfacing on a steep hill-top (or low-elevation mountain) in Maine, the hydrostatic pressure that creates this “Ascending Water”, must be the result of gravity whereby hydrologic cycle water (with an origin that is higher than where Tourmaline Spring bubbles out of the ground), is responsible for pressurizing the aquifer that elevates Tourmaline Spring water (against gravity) to the Earths surface.

If this is the case, then in order for it to be accurate, it is said that the water pressurizing the Tourmaline Spring aquifer is either from the water shed of the mountain (where the spring sits) or (second theory), it’s coming from a water shed, and thus mountains, that are higher than the mountain where the spring sits.

The problem with the first theory is that there is not enough surface area on the mountain where the spring sits to create the massive watershed that would pressurize the aquifer, thus allowing this much water, that is so naturally pure, to bubble up this high above sea level.

The second theory

The problem with the second theory is that if the Tourmaline Spring aquifer is being pressurized by a watershed from mountains that are higher, then the only higher mountains that are nearest to the spring, are the White Mountains in New Hampshire, and they are 50 miles away.

“It is unusually rare that spring water would travel (horizontally) from that far away, and if it did, it would be loaded with minerals (high TDS)”, says water chemist Jon Dyer, “I believe that your water source is a good example of ‘Primary Water’. Especially when the spring exists without the physics of hydrostatic pressure…how is that possible…?”

Primary Water?

The anomaly of Tourmaline Spring and its mind-boggling possibilities-presented to some of the wisest and most knowledgeable scientists and geologists in the state- who are trying to figure out its riddle, have left me with a lot of unanswered questions.

At its most basic, how do you explain the physics behind the forces involved in creating the hydrostatic pressure for that much water, to bubble that high above sea level, when the ‘traditional explanation’ of water being recycled endlessly through the hydrologic cycle just doesn’t add up?

There were no answers that really made sense until I spoke with Pal Pauer, a globally respected hydro-geologist and founder of the Primary Water Institute ( who said this:

“Tourmaline Spring in the state of Maine is a rare high-elevation source of primary spring water that is an anomaly amongst all the known prolific spring water sources on the planet. It bubbles out of the ground as a cold spring (46 degrees), with a remarkably low TDS (59), in a complex, highly, mineralized granite body. 

This combination of elements and properties is virtually unseen in Primary spring water sources that bubble naturally (vertically) to the Earths surface. Tourmaline Spring is only the second spring of this nature that I’ve encountered throughout all my travels and studies of primary spring water sources on our planet in the past 50 years. And, to top it all off, not only are they the only ones bottling water of this nature, they are also doing it without any treatment whatsoever.“

 Wow! Okay! So what is Primary Water?

In junior high school science class, we were taught that all the water that exists on this Earth, not a drop more or less, is water that has always been here, and that this water is recycled endlessly through billions of years of the hydrologic cycle – a closed loop system.

Interestingly, what most people don’t really know, or at least they don’t remember, is that we were also taught that the origins of all the Earth’s water was derived from space (coming to Earth through asteroids, comets and meteorites). Really? That would take a lot of Asteroid hits to fill up our oceans with the massive amount of water that they currently hold.

But what if these junior-high school science class explanations were only a fraction of the truth about how the water of our world came to be (whether spring, stream, river, lake or ocean)? If the Earths surface waters didn’t primarily come from space, like we’ve been told, then what is the truth?


What is actually true is that the Earth produces her own water internally, and that the majority of all the water on our planet was born from magma inside the Earth!

“Juvenile Water — original water, formed as a result of magmatic processes.  Juvenile water has never been in the atmosphere. Magmatic water can form in very large quantities.  A magma body with a density of 2.5, an assumed water content of 5% by weight, a thickness of 1 kilometer, and an area of 10 square kilometers contains some 1.25 x 10 to the 9th power cubic meters of water.” 


“A recent study documented the presence of vast quantities of water locked far beneath the earth’s surface. That study confirmed “that there is a very, very large amount of water that’s trapped in a really distinct layer in the deep Earth… approaching the sort of mass of water that’s present in all the world’s ocean”
Scientific American (LINK)


“Since antiquity, the source of water generated deep within the Earth, clearly defying the conventional scientific hydrologic cycle explanation, has been a mystery. How does one explain sources of water throughout the world that produce impressive quantities of fresh water, often in dry areas with little rainfall or at high altitudes?  Besides numerous oases in Sahara, Arabic Peninsula, Middle East and the driest deserts elsewhere, deep-sea ocean vents, and countless springs at mountain tops worldwide, there are clear examples of this phenomenon which stand out, like the Ain Figeh spring near Damascus, the Montezuma Well in the Sonora Desert in Arizona or the Zamzam well in Mecca.”

“It seems that ancient civilizations had a profound understanding of this phenomenon, and moreover a method of accurate locating of invisible underground water veins and streams.  Without heavy drilling and excavating equipment, they have built impressive water supply systems all around the world.  More than 5,000 years ago, ancient Persians developed the system of Qanats, which eventually spread around the region, and up to North Africa.” 

 “The water wells of Gibeon and Beersheba, and huge cisterns of Masada in what is now Israel, are a total puzzle to modern hydrologists.” 

(Above quotes from ‘Ancient Water Supply Systems’ by Mladen Milidragovic)

The conclusion of this ‘Rare Geologic Phenomenon’

To conclude, Tourmaline Spring is a naturally bubbling spring, resultant from “Primary Water” that is so rare, it is only the second one of its kind ever discovered on this planet by Pal Pauer of the Primary Water Institute. What makes it so rare is not just that it is a “Primary” source: its that it’s a primary source, emerging as a cold spring with mineralization far lower than any other primary spring that Pal has ever encountered! And because it is Primary and being created by and pressurized by the Earth, it is a renewable resource! A true “rare geologic phenomenon!”

However, Tourmaline Spring is a finite source, meaning it only naturally produces a limited amount of water each year, and when that amount of water emerges, no more will be extracted…EVER! Our entire bottling facility has been intentionally designed with the natural output of the spring in mind.

When enough people experience the scientific reality behind the natural purity of Tourmaline Spring, the demand for our water will exceed what the spring produces.

And along the way we will be supporting the efforts of the Primary Water Institute. Its founder Pal Pauer has been traveling the planet, drilling primary wells and providing copious amounts of drinking water for people (and endangered animals) in third world countries who have little or no access to this basic human right.

On the Primary Water Institute website it says:

“Research undertaken by Stephan Riess in 1934 showed enormous quantities of virgin water could be obtained from crystalline rocks.  This involved a combination of geothermal heat and a process known as triboluminescence, a glow which electrons in the rocks discharge as a result of friction or violent pressure, that can actually release oxygen and hydrogen gases in certain ore-bearing rocks.  This process, called cold oxidation, can form virgin or primary water. Riess was able to tap straight into formations of hard desert rock of the right composition and produce as much as 8,000 liters per minute.”

Tourmaline Spring is aligning itself with the Primary Water Institute, so that with our success, we will be supporting the institute’s efforts in providing pure, potable and abundant natural water to those in countries that would otherwise not have access to it. This is another great reason to support Tourmaline Spring and help it succeed by setting a standard in bottled water excellence and allow us to effectively hydrate the thirsty of the world.

Written by: Seth L Pruzansky, founder of Tourmaline Spring







3. — “A Dictionary of Earth Sciences”

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