• Tourmaline with Albite and Quartz
  • Tourmaline with Albite and Quartz
  • Tourmaline with Albite and Quartz
  • Tourmaline with Albite and Quartz
  • Tourmaline with Albite and Quartz
  • Tourmaline with Albite and Quartz
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Tourmaline with Albite and Quartz

$9,500.00   €8,333  £7,430.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC17447
Four prismatic, lime-apple-green to darker sour-apple-green Elbaite Tourmaline crystals to 2 cm tall and up to 1.3 cm across, protrude from a plate of white blocky Albite feldspar crystals and greyish-colourless Quartz crystals. From Raikot in the Diamar District of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan, the Tourmaline crystals have simple pinacoid terminations with a matt lustre and a thin 1 mm blue-green band at the top. At certain angles in daylight, this thin cap appears a vivid rich turquoise-blue. The snow-white Albite is partially coated with cream to orange-tan fans of Cookeite micro-crystals in thick druses.  A superb Elbaite Tourmaline display specimen from Raikot in Pakistan.

Details

Dimensions
9.3 × 7.4 × 3.5 cm
Categories
Silicates, Tourmaline
Locality
Raikot, Chilas, Diamar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

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Minerals on specimen