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    Tourmaline, Albite & Quartz
    Paprok, Kamdesh District
    Nuristan Province
    Afghanistan

    This truly amazing Tourmaline is, unquestionably, a museum-quality specimen. The gigantic example consists of numerous, colorful crystals of bright pink, over a complex matrix of white Albite and clear Quartz. From the famous Paprok locality, this "show-stopper" is superlative in shape, form, size, and color. At nearly a foot across, this is a monster specimen of the highly popular and collectible mineral variety. Beyond its value to the serious collector market, it is simply beautiful existing as a true natural work of art. Tourmaline is prized for its array of wonderful colors, and that substantial palette does, of course, include pink. The brilliant pink against the neutral hues of the white and clear matrix results in this specimen having an overall pastel pink coloration that is fully captivating. This is a superb mineral representing an outstanding variety form a world-renowned locality. The crystals obviously range from large to small in size, but the majority are relatively well-formed and complete. Clustered specimens are not always elegant and showy, but this superb example is definitely both. This piece deserves to be put in a place of honor where it can be admired for what it is, and represents, - a "world-class" Tourmaline.
    Overall Measurements: 11.81 x 7.48 x 6.25 inches (30.00 x 19.00 x 15.87 cm)

    Provenance: Central Coast Collection

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


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