Elbaite, Quartz

Elbaite, Quartz

Price available upon request. $999,999.00
SKU:23093
Locality: Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Dimensions: 17.0 x 16.0 x 9.0 cm

This is a major Paprok matrix tourmaline specimen, with a vibrant, lustrous large elbaite crystal perched perfectly on a matrix of large smoky quartz crystals on albite. The Paprok locality has become famous for it's beautiful and varied tourmaline crystals, some of which are considered among the world's best. This is a premier-quality piece with ideal display aesthetics and an unbelievable color combination. Undamaged and visually stunning from multiple angles, this specimen is worthy of even the most discerning collector. This specimen was mined in 2009, and was one of only a few specimens of this magnitude that came out of a single pocket. Since that period, there has not been a tourmaline find of this importance at Paprok, and many of the productive pegmatites in the district are now exhausted. Tom Spann photo.

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