DescriptionTOURMALINE on CLEAVELANDITE
Stak Nala, Haramosh Mts., Skardu Dist., Gilgit-Baltistan Division, Pakistan
This is a very desirable piece for a rather mundane reason. It is the whiter than white colorless blades of Cleavelandite that really makes the specimen stand out. The pearly luster combined with the flower-like form of the bladed masses is in stark contrast to the dark simplicity of the Tourmaline prisms. The crowning glory is that not only is the Cleavelandite: snow-white, it's also atypically undamaged, as are the Tourmalines. This is rare in a country where almost everything is transported on foot or thrown in the back of a truck driven over unpaved roads for many kilometers.
Overall measurements: 5.5 x 3 x 2.5 inches (14 x 7.6 x 6.4 cm). Offered at no reserve.
Provenance: D. Blauwet, Mountain Minerals [Hoppel Catalog # D1211]
[Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]
Condition report available upon request.
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