Elbaite, Quartz, Albite

Elbaite, Quartz, Albite

Price available upon request. $999,999.00
SKU:10224
Locality: Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Dimensions: 10.5 x 18.0 x 12.0 cm

Matrix tourmaline specimens from this major pocket at Paprok (many would say the best ever for the locality) are very few in number, and a fine example (also ours) was recently featured on the cover of the Mineralogical Record issue on pegmatites of Afghanistan. With amazing color zoning, large crystal size, and a matrix of well-crystallized smoky quartz and cleavelandite, it is easy to see why specimens from this pocket are so treasured. This is a fabulous large example from the noted collection of Gerhard Wagner of Germany. An important tourmaline specimen for the serious collector.

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