Elbaite, Albite
Paprok, Nuristan Province (Nurestan; Nooristan), Afghanistan
Small Cabinet, 8.2 x 7.4 x 4.4 cm
A large and magnificent tourmaline specimen on matrix from Paprok. This big, fat juicy crystal, with multiple hues of intense green, measures 3.75 cm long-ways across the termination (and is 5.75 cm tall), and it is attached to a stark white euhedral crystal of albite that shoots off the backside and upwards, providing contrast to the green termination. The tourmaline has a perfect, glassy, flat termination on top.