Elbaite, Quartz v. Smoky

Elbaite, Quartz v. Smoky

Regular price $72,000.00
SKU:10511
Locality: Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Dimensions: 16.0 x 19.0 x 13.0 cm

Gerhard Wagner personally traveled to Pakistan in 2005 to purchase this specimen. The assemblage of species, and the aesthetic arrangement of them, makes this piece worth traveling anywhere for! The foundation of this specimen is feldspar with light smoky quartz and albite. Crowning this matrix are three hot pink elbaite crystals. They glow under even moderate lighting. The luster is very good and the condition is very good. There is one repair and one small chip on the second largest crystal. This piece has a powerful presence on a display shelf and would make an outstanding addition to any collection. Ex-Gerhard Wagner Collection.
Elbaite belongs to the group of minerals known as tourmalines.
Repaired: 1x

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