Elbaite, Quartz v. Smoky

Elbaite, Quartz v. Smoky

Price available upon request. $999,999.00
SKU:23663
Locality: Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Dimensions: 21.0 x 24.5 x 18.5 cm

A premier-quality Elbaite tourmaline specimen known as the "Lion of Asia" from the world-famous Paprok locality in Nuristan, Afghanistan. We have been privileged to handle numerous superb Paprok tourmalines, and this specimen ranks among the best found at the locality. The elbaite crystal is huge to start with, measuring over 20 cm tall, with striking pink to vibrant green color zonation. It is perched on a matrix of large, well-formed smoky quartz crystals with minor white cleavelandite. One could not ask for much better display aesthetics in a matrix tourmaline, and this is the type of specimen which would compliment fine art or other valuable collectibles in an advanced collector's home. Please contact us directly if you have a serious interest in this exceptional specimen.

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