Description

    TOURMALINE
    Stak Nala, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan
    Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)
    Pakistan
    6.69 x 5.03 x 3.54 inches (17 x 12.8 x 9 cm)


    This is a classic green Tourmaline crystal on a matrix of white Cleavelandite - an expected association from the noted locality with such a cool name - but this little treasure is housed in a massive chunk of large Quartz crystals resulting in a majestic piece. The Quartz that has embedded this Tourmaline has some very clear faces, and it is the combination of minerals that makes this such a fantastic specimen. The Tourmaline protected by a shield of the platy Albite variety rises like a "phoenix" from the Quartz. This is a serious mineral specimen featuring multiple species and a show-stopper for most collections.


    Estimate: $1,000 - up.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2015
    4th-11th Thursday-Thursday
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