Elbaite Tourmaline
Small Cabinet, 8.2 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm
Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

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Lustrous and translucent, with a pastel pink body and a nearly opaque blue cap (1mm), this elbaite crystal has a thin layer of albite and tiny albite crystals mixed with tiny elbaite gem pencils, on its non-display (back) side that bounce light back into the crystal and make it a darker pastel color than these normally are, for this particularly classic style for the location. The blue cap, though thin, is highly unusual. Pristine. The mass is 98 grams.
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