Elbaite Tourmaline With Albite
Stak Nala, Gilgit Division, Pakistan
Miniature, 5.5 x 4.0 x 2.8 cm
Ex. George Elling; Dr. Eugene Sensel
This is one of those classics form the late 1980s and early Pakistani material that just always stays in demand because of the unique style. Like other classic Stak Nala combos, this one is a floater, with doubly-terminated crystals embedded in a nest of albite blades and making for a nice pedestal to display it. The prism termination is a definite pink hue, and the basal termination a striking evergreen-tree shade of green.