• TOURMALINE WITH ALBITE VAR. “CLEAVELANDITE”
  • TOURMALINE WITH ALBITE VAR. “CLEAVELANDITE”
  • TOURMALINE WITH ALBITE VAR. “CLEAVELANDITE”
  • TOURMALINE WITH ALBITE VAR. “CLEAVELANDITE”
  • TOURMALINE WITH ALBITE VAR. “CLEAVELANDITE”
Exceptional Specimens

TOURMALINE WITH ALBITE VAR. “CLEAVELANDITE”

$12,500.00   €11,061  £9,580.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC10539
A beautiful 4.2 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm crystal of Tourmaline (likely Elbaite) is embedded in an aesthetic matrix of platy snow-white “Cleavelandite” (a variety of Albite feldspar), thick silvery books of hexagonal Muscovite mica to 2 cm across and Quartz crystals.  The Tourmaline grades form a sea-green near its base, through shades of sea-green-blue to a gemmy termination of indigo.  The termination itself is the flat pinacoid habit, but this extends to about 1 mm above the crystal as feathery, acicular rods and fibres of clear Tourmaline, what would be termed Achroite. In parallel growth with the Tourmaline is a translucent to transparent colourless Quartz crystal with a perfect termination adjacent, and of similar dimensions, to the Tourmaline.  A very fine specimen from the famous deposit at Stak Nala, Haramosh Mountains, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.
 

Details

Dimensions
5.3 × 4.3 × 3.8 cm
Categories
Classic Minerals, Gem Minerals, Tourmaline, Exceptional Specimens
Locality
Stak Nala, Haramosh Mts, Skardu, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan, Asia

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen

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