Tourmaline, Albite
Konar (Kunar; Konarh; Konarha; Nuristan) Province, Afghanistan
Small Cabinet, 5.5 x 4.5 x 3.0 cm
A strikingly impressive tourmaline specimen, featuring a LARGE, thick (4 cm across the termination!) crystal of deep teal blue, which lets the light in for the top half-centimeter to show off its color. It is dark unless strongly lit, because of the thickness of the crystal; but when backlit is just wonderful (as shown) ! A cluster of albite crystals forms a perfect setting for the tourmaline. 5.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm