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Elbaite (bent, doubly terminated crystal)
Gilgit, Gilgit district
Gilgit, Northern Areas, Pakistan
7.5 x 3.3 x 2.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $485
Winter 2016-17

An odd but very attractive, zoned Tourmaline crystal that is clearly bent. Doubly terminated and with three color zones this in fine condition. A cluster of Cleavlandite blades is the only matrix. One termination is an uncommon slanted habit. This is an early Pakistan specimen from some of the earliest finds (1970s) that looks a bit like later Stak Nala material, but is from Gilgit area. A good value for a rare habit and nice esthetics.




Elbaite (bent, doubly terminated crystal)
Gilgit, Gilgit district
Gilgit, Northern Areas, Pakistan
7.5 x 3.3 x 2.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $485
Winter 2016-17

An odd but very attractive, zoned Tourmaline crystal that is clearly bent. Doubly terminated and with three color zones this in fine condition. A cluster of Cleavlandite blades is the only matrix. One termination is an uncommon slanted habit. This is an early Pakistan specimen from some of the earliest finds (1970s) that looks a bit like later Stak Nala material, but is from Gilgit area. A good value for a rare habit and nice esthetics.