Tourmaline (beautiful multi-color crystals)

Khargulook, near Sabsir, Gilgit-Skardu Road, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Thumbnail, 2.7 x 2.3 x 1.8 cm
Start Time: 05/12/2011 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/19/2011 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Tourmalines are certainly among the most popular species for collectors, and no matter how many you see, a good one will always draw attention. This beautiful pair of crystals not only are sharp, highly lustrous and gemmy, but have a striking color combination with a wonderful colorless ("Achroite") termination which gives way to a stunning teal/blue color that mixes into a very thin inky purple zone which ends with a virtually black (very dark purplish-blue color) at the base. The crystals are aesthetically sitting on a book of golden Muscovite crystals with a minor partial crystal of attached Quartz. For a smaller Tourmaline specimen, this one is UNIQUE, eye-catching and just plain pretty. To the best of my knowledge, the find of these crystals was very limited and I have not seen any of them available from the Pakistani dealers for months now. Don't miss out on this rare and attractive gem crystal specimen. A great quality, full sized thumbnail for any collector. Enjoy.

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