Elbaite, Albite, Quartz v. Smoky

Elbaite, Albite, Quartz v. Smoky

Price available upon request. $999,999.00
SKU:48273
Locality: Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Dimensions: 17.0 x 23.5 x 15.0 cm

This incredible large elbaite tourmaline specimen, nicknamed the "Lion of Asia", exemplifies the best qualities of Paprok, Afghanistan tourmalines- large, lustrous, multi-color tourmalines rest dramatically on a matrix of sharp smoky quartz and white cleavelandite albite crystals. Measuring almost 24 cm wide, this is a jaw-dropping tourmaline specimen in person, and the vibrant color zoning of the tourmaline crystals along with their large size attracts the eye from across the room. The tourmaline crystals show the attractive "divergent fan" habit so characteristic of many fine Paprok specimens. This is a premier-quality Paprok tourmaline that demands attention. Riley Owen photo.

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