Elbaite, Albite
Darra-i-Pech (Pech; Peech; Darra-e-Pech) Pegmatite Field, Nangarhar (Ningarhar) Province, Afghanistan
Small Cabinet, 5.4 x 3.9 x 3.0 cm
A gorgeous, gemmy and lustrous, multi-hued green tourmaline with a very gemmy, light purple/lavender, 3 mm zone just below the termination from Pech, Afghanistan. The pinacoid termination is black and has moderate luster and the tourmaline is beautifully complimented by the off-white albite. A very high quality tourmaline from this famous locality, as purple and green tourmalines are not that common.