Microlite, Lepidolite, Elbaite
Miniature, 4.8 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm
Paprok, Nuristan Province (Nurestan; Nooristan), Afghanistan
A very RARE and BEAUTIFUL combination specimen from Paprok, Afghanistan. Two, lustrous, sharp, intergrown, octahedral, brown microlite crystals are very nicely attached to the base of a very glassy and lustrous, parallel-growth, pastel-pink tourmaline crystal, which has a light blue zone, just below the matte termination. The microlites are aesthetically associated with pearlescent, tabular, purple lepidolite crystals. Microlite is a rare tantalum oxide and this is a SUPER and SHOWY pristine combo piece.