Tourmaline (Var: Rubellite), Albite (Var: Cleavelandite)
Darra-i-Pech (Pech; Peech; Darra-e-Pech) Pegmatite Field, Nangarhar (Ningarhar) Province, Afghanistan
Large Cabinet, 16.0 x 9.9 x 6.9 cm
A 4.5 cm GEM crystal of tourmaline, a beautiful light pastel pink color, on a matrix of glittery albite. The tourmaline is a superb compound crystal with all terminations complete and shining with glassy bevels. The crystal stands well out from the matrix and is exposed all around.