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    Elbaite & Albite
    Dara-i-Pech Pegmatite Field, Chapa Dara District, Kunar, Afghanistan

    "A somewhat divergent of bicolor pink and green elbaite crystals growing up and out of a mound of white albite crystals. Got the specimen from George Holloway."
    - Rock H. Currier

    A nice, classic example with all the bells & whistles: multiple, pastel crystals emerging from a matrix of colorless Albite blades. From the "country" that has humiliated countless invaders over the centuries: a lesson nobody seems to have learned. I guess somebody either can't, or won't, read:

    "Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it".
    -Santayana
    Overall Measurements: 3.3 x 2.2 x 1.8 inches (8.5 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm)
    Offered at no reserve

    Provenance: Ex. George Holloway Collection [RHC #8258, acquired May 2013]
    MinID 788-FN3

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2019
    26th Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 21
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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