Elbaite, Albite, Cookeite

Elbaite, Albite, Cookeite

Regular price $64,000.00
SKU:10505
Locality: Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Dimensions: 12.5 x 8.0 x 7.0 cm

Elbaite crystals with this strong of color have not come out of Afghanistan is many years. The transition from pink, to green, back to hot pink is highy aesthetic. This beautiful crystal is on a feldspar & albite matrix. The luster and condition of this crystal is very good. There is also minor cookeite encrustation on the matrix. A fabulous piece! From the noted collection of Gerhard Wagner of Germany.
Elbaite belongs to the group of minerals known as tourmalines. Repaired: 1x
Restored: 1x. Riley Owen photo.

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