Tourmaline in Cleavelandite
Small Cabinet, 8.0 x 6.5 x 5.0 cm
Stak Nala, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Ex. Klaus Neumann

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Stak Nala produced mostly in the 1980s, but has given up occasional pockets for the last 25 years. The style is very distinct, and at its best very aesthetic as well. The most classic examples from here, such as this, have multicolored tourmalines embedded in quartz and cleavelandite matrix. This one is a floater, complete all around. This piece has a particularly good display face since both tourmalines are in the same plane and field of view. They measure 7 and 6 cm long, and to 2 cm across. The pink prism terminations here are outstanding for the style, much deeper in color and longer I length than you usually get. And, those terminations, combined with the overall style, are unique to this locality. Overall, a very choice example of a classic association, in high quality and good size, from the well-known tourmaline collection of Klaus Neumann.Joe Budd Photos
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