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    TOURMALINE and MUSCOVITE
    Bulochi, Astor Valley, Astor District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan

    It is difficult to say whether this is a Tourmaline specimen with great Muscovite crystals, or great examples of Muscovite with a fine Tourmaline thrown in to "sweeten" the deal. The fact is that although the Tourmaline is excellent, with no damage, considerable length 3.74 inches (9.5 cm) and a transparent blue termination; the two Muscovite crystals are more exceptional. Besides good size 3.07 inches (7.8 cm across for the larger one) both show wonderful luster, a pale, golden hue and are in excellent condition. The accompanying Cleavelandite is just icing on the cake. This piece is in excellent to pristine condition.
    Overall Measurements: 4.01 x 3.41 x 1.61 inches (10.2 x 8.68 x 4.1 cm)
    Offered at no reserve.

    Provenance: Mountain Minerals International [Hoppel #D0390]


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    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Hollowware/Pottery/Glass, Large (view shipping information)

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    4th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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