Elbaite v. Rubellite, Quartz v. Smoky

Elbaite v. Rubellite, Quartz v. Smoky

Regular price $60,000.00
SKU:10573
Locality: Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Dimensions: 9.0 x 23.0 x 13.5 cm

This is a spectacular large matrix specimen of neon-pink elbaite tourmaline crystals on smoky quartz from the noted collection of Gerhard Wagner of Germany. Very few large, undamaged matrix examples of pink elbaite crystals on smoky quartz are known from the famous Paprok locality, and this is an outstanding large example with excellent luster, aesthetics and form. Minor white cleavelandite adds pleasing contrast to the pink elbaite and black smoky quartz crystals. An eye-catching showpiece worthy of any collector's cabinet.

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