Elbaite, Quartz, Albite (Var: Cleavelandite)
Cabinet, 12.3 x 10.6 x 9.5 cm
Paprok, Nuristan Province (Nurestan; Nooristan), Afghanistan
The translucent, blue-to-purple termination splits off into many little terminations, with lepidolite nestled between the points!. The indicolite itself grows out of a giant schorl body, which seems to be dark and is probably in reality a very dense indicolite. The termination is accented by the flanking cleavelandite blades, the purplish lepidolite, and the presence of a large quartz crystal which is intergrown with the tourmaline. 12.3 x 10.6 x 9.5 cm