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    TOURMALINE & QUARTZ
    Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

    Here is a single, somewhat included crystal, 5.31 x 1.22 inches (13.5 x 3.1 cm) in size, made up of numerous sub-parallel prisms and 'side-car' crystals. The complex group shows colors that ranges from pastel pink to fuschia, later grading to a medium green and finally smoky pink at the termination. Luster is waxy to glassy. The matrix is a mass of Cleavelandite blades overcoated with Mica and one Smoky Quartz crystal of minor consequence. Condition of the Tourmaline is excellent with only a couple of minor breaks that are evident in lower the portion. Depending on the lighting, a pale shade of blue can appear under the termination.
    Overall measurements: 2.8 x 5.1 x 2.8 inches (7 x 13 x 7.1 cm)

    Illustrated: Fong/Walker, M., Neumeier, G., & Walker, J. (Eds.). (2015). The World of Tourmaline: The Gerhard Wagner Collection. Dallas, Texas: Ivy Press. Page 47.


    Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2015
    7th Sunday
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