Elbaite, Quartz v. Smoky

Elbaite, Quartz v. Smoky

Price available upon request. $999,999.00
SKU:10223
Locality: Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Dimensions: 14.5 x 17.5 x 10.0 cm

This is a spectacular large matrix specimen of neon-pink elbaite tourmaline crystals on smoky quartz from the noted tourmaline collection of Gerhard Wagner of Germany. Very few large, undamaged matrix examples of pink tourmaline crystals on smoky quartz are known from the famous Paprok locality, and this is an outstanding large example with excellent luster, aesthetics and form. The main tourmaline crystal is almost 15 cm high and is composed of a grouping of smaller parallel-growth crystals diverging from the main crystal in a very aesthetic arrangement. A small doubly-terminated tourmaline crystal is also perched on one of the smoky quartz crystals and has a wonderful green to pink color zoning and is quite gemmy. An eye-catching showpiece worthy of any collector's cabinet. Annette Slade photo.

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