Tourmaline (multicolor)

Stak Nala, Skardu Road, Haramosh Mts., Gilgit, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Miniature, 4.0 x 3.1 x 1.6 cm
Start Time: 06/02/2011 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/09/2011 6:55:45 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

From a find in the late Fall of 2005 in Pakistan. This is a very nice specimen from the most famous Tourmaline locality in Pakistan. I have seen many Tourmaline specimens from Stak Nala for many years and the one characteristic of that many of them lacked was decent color. The crystals in this piece feature several colors ranging from a thin colorless ("Achroite") zone at the termination, then a light pink zone, which grades into a beautiful yellow-green color, then into an olive-green color, then a very dark forest-green color. To top it off, the crystals are associated with white blades of Albite var: Cleavelandite flaring off the side. The prism of the Tourmalines are rather lustrous for this material, but the terminations are just as lustrous, which is NOT common for these crystals. This is a great display piece and a wonderful pegmatite specimen from a classic locality. These piece are becomingly increasingly difficult to find in today's market.

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