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    TOURMALINE, FELDSPAR & ALBITE
    Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

    Here is a single, outrageous prism of multi-colored Tourmaline on a Feldspar matrix. The focus of the piece is the 5.15 x 1.06 inches (13.1 x 2.7 cm) luscious Tourmaline, showing colors that start as pale pink and proceed on to smoky violet to very pale pink, then a quick shift to a bright mint green which fades into smoky pink at the termination. It has been repaired at the base of the crystal; otherwise, it is all original. The matrix is a solid bit of Feldspar and Albite, with minor Cookeite encrustation. Luster of the Tourmaline is glassy, and the overall condition is excellent.
    Overall measurements: 2.7 x 5.2 x 2.7 inches (6.8 x 13.1 x 6.8 cm)

    Illustrated: Fong/Walker, M., Neumeier, G., & Walker, J. (Eds.). (2015). The World of Tourmaline: The Gerhard Wagner Collection. Dallas, Texas: Ivy Press. Page 50.
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    Estimate: $50,000 - $70,000.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2015
    7th Sunday
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