Microlite on Tourmaline
Miniature, 5.0 x 1.8 x 1.4 cm
Pech, Kunar Province, Afghanistan
A pale pink tourmaline, with subtle pastel hues, rises from a mound of thick tranlucent lepidolites amidst which is a sharp microlite crystal of almost 1 centimeter in size. The microlite is better in person - the closeup makes it have a rougher look than the eye would indicate. It has minor wear but is, visually again, in good enough shape to display well. Most unusual, as I cannot think of seeing another microlite directly on tourmaline from these localities!