Tourmaline With Albite
Small Cabinet, 5.9 x 3.8 x 3.3 cm
Stak Nala, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Ex. University of Arizona
A classic combination of tourmaline and crystallized albite, that came from many pockets over a decade of production here in the late 1980s and into the 90s. This specimen is complete all around 360 degrees, broken only on the bottom where it grew out from matrix. It is not, as are so many of these clusters, repaired. In person, the tips of the terminations have a slight pink blush of color to them. From the collection of Hubert De Monmonier (1919-2007), donated by bequest to the University of Arizona Museum to add to their displays and to provide specimens for sale to establish an endowment fund for museum operations, in perpetuity.