• 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   €11,151  £9,900.00 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

Related Mineral Specimens

Elbaite Tourmaline with Pollucite and Albite
$9,500
 Paprok, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan, Asia
A fine bi-coloured pink and mint green gemmy prismatic crystal of Elbaite Tourmaline measuring to...
Elbaite Tourmaline
$7,500
 Stak Nala, Haramosh Mts, Skardu, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan, Asia
A neat crystal specimen of Elbaite Tourmaline measuring to 3.3cm with a dark green core overgrown by...
Elbaite Tourmaline With Albite and Quartz
$1,000
 Stak Nala, Haramosh Mts, Skardu, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan, Asia
A pleasing specimen of three well-formed crystals of Elbaite with Albite variety Cleavelandite and...
Tourmaline with Albite and Quartz
$2,500
 Stak Nala, Haramosh Mts, Skardu, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan, Asia
A fine contrasting display of four classic black ' Schorl ' Tourmaline crystals pleasingly set in a...