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Elbaite Tourmaline

Nuristan, Lagman Province,
Afghanistan
4.6 cm x 2.6 cm @ SOLD

A handsome single crystal of elbaite tourmaline without matrix, with fine color grading from deep pinkish red at the base, paling slightly to yellowish green at mid-crystal, topped off with a dark green, saddle-shaped pinacoidal termination. Small platy aggregates of white feldspar are perched on either side of the termination, making for an attractive combination from this excellent locality. The prism faces are lustrous and show excellent vertical striations, and the rear of the sample has minor cookeite dusting with the base of the sample being the detachment point. The crystal measures 4.6cm tall and is a steal at just $[SOLD]! Compare prices on similar specimens; you won't be disappointed!



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