Schorl, Elbaite
Stak Nala, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Thumbnail, 2.5 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm
From the find in late fall of 2007. This is a nice polychrome single Tourmaline crystal from the most famous Tourmaline locality in Pakistan. This crystal features several colors ranging from a very light pink shade at the tip of the pyramidal termination, ranging into a thin colorless ("Achroite") zone, then a beautiful yellow-green color which gives way to an olive-green color and ends with an essentially black shade throughout the rest of the prism. The piece is rather gemmy and has good luster along the prism faces.