MIX18-102
Tourmaline var. Elbaite Purple Cap
$950.00
Thumbnail, 2.1 x 1.8 x 1.6 cm
Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

A fat, multicolored, translucent to transparent, thumbnail elbaite crystal from Paprok consisting initially of a short watermelon zone followed by a 1 cm thick layer that transitions abruptly into a 1.5 mm pink layer and then a terminal 1.5 mm purple cap! Glassy trigonal prism faces with a matte pedion termination. A minor chip on the backside and a trace of internal crazing locally are trivial slight detractions for this polychrome splendor. Weight is 14.02 grams.

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