Cabinet, 11.4 x 10.2 x 5.9 cm
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Yes, it is "just" black tourmaline (schorl), but you can see what a dramatic and large crystal specimen this is. There are a dozen crystals here, beautifully lustrous, and the piece was extracted with most of the terminations complete - in fact, ALL of them at the center of the specimen save one contacted termination. Upon close inspection, it appears likely that even the terminations at the periphery and the contacted one in the center healed naturally in the pocket. The crystals measure up to 5 cm. What makes them really pretty is the contrast with the stark white matrix.