Elbaite, Albite (Var: Cleavelandite), Quartz
Shengus (Shingus), Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 5.9 x 4.9 x 4.2 cm
A stunning combo specimen from Pakistan! The tourmaline you see here is not a schorl (black) tourmaline, but is actually an extremely dark green - except for the termination, where you see a slice of gemmy green! Right next to the tourmaline is an unusually bright and jewel-like crystal of quartz - with, fortunately, it best side facing forward. The tourmaline is nestled between two fans of bladed, snow-white cleavelandite - not at all blobby, but delicately bladed and flower-like.