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    TOURMALINE CRYSTAL

    Paprok, Konar Province, Afghanistan
    A sizable crystal of multi-colored tourmaline from one of the more productive of Afghanistan's many localities. This single prism displays the typical Paprok coloration of pale-pink near the base, green through the upper section and pink again at the termination. There is a 'contact' on the back side where this prism grew against another, thereby affecting the growth surfaces of both. The luster is glassy and the termination shows no damage. There are a few included blades of Clevelandite otherwise the crystal is clean. The height of the specimen is 3 ½ inches and the cross-section measures 2 1/8 x 1 ½ inches.


    Estimate: $5,500 - $6,500.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2008
    20th Sunday
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