Tourmaline, Albite (Var: Cleavelandite)
Stak Nala, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 8.0 x 4.1 x 3.1 cm
This is a remarkable feat of survival, with two such exposed crystals, having come out intact and unrepaired! The sidecar crystal is doubly-terminated and measures just over 4 cm long. The terminations of both crystals are complete 360 degrees around and freestanding! The terminations of both crystals have the prismatic pink cap at one end and the basal green termination at the bottom, that made these Stak Nala clusters such a unique find in the annals of Pakistani tourmalines. Remember, this was some time ago. These haven't been mined since the 1980s, and larger pieces like this are very hard to come by. I traded this from a tourmaline collector in Europe, to get it. 8 x 4.1 x 3.1 cm