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    ELBAITE with QUARTZ & ALBITE
    Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

    This is a very nice matrix group displaying multiple Tourmaline prisms arranged in a parallel fashion and showing excellent color. The main crystal "group" is 8.54 inches (21.7 cm) in overall length by 2.51 inches (6.4 cm) across. It shows glassy luster and great colors ranging from pastel pink in the 'core' areas to a clean bright green that goes blue green with pale pink edges at the termination. The Tourmaline is in exceptional condition with one minor nick on a terminal face; otherwise, it is pristine. Matrix is a mix of one Smoky Quartz and some white, globular Albite clusters. It is in pristine condition with no repairs. It features a strong yellow cast when lit from above.
    Overall measurements: 8.5 x 3.6 x 6.7 x 3.9 inches (21.7 x 9.2 x 17 x 9.9 cm)

    Illustrated: Fong/Walker, M., Neumeier, G., & Walker, J. (Eds.). (2015). The World of Tourmaline: The Gerhard Wagner Collection. Dallas, Texas: Ivy Press. Page 49.
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    Estimate: $250,000 - $350,000.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2015
    7th Sunday
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