Tourmaline, Albite (Var: Cleavelandite)
Stak Nala, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Cabinet, 9.9 x 8.5 x 8.4 cm
The fine termination of a huge Stak Nala tourmaline crystal emerges from the snowy cleavelandite that wraps it all around. Other than some truly MICRO-edge wear, it is in wonderful condition. Shocking for the size! The crystal measures 9 cm in length, and a chunky 3.5 cm across the termination. It is schorl-dark for most of its length, with a very thin teal layer at the termination, and hints of bottle green elsewhere. This is a very dramatic and showy specimen.