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20 specimens listed
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Spodumene (var. Kunzite) floater crystal
stock #20.1-114
Laghman
Laghman Province, Afghanistan
10.8 x 5.5 x 1.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $480
Spring 2020

Complete on all sides and edges, damage free doubly terminated gem clear Kunzite in textbook perfect form. From the large find at Laghman a few years ago, this is fully transparent with deep striations on the widest flat sides and no striations on the narrow edges or terminations. This helps to show the dichroic nature of a good Kunzite like this. 116 Grams, and all gem grade. A choice example of the specie with classic form typical of the find.
Elbaite (doubly terminated) on Cleavelandite
stock #10.1-294
Paprok, Kamdesh District
Nuristan, Afghanistan
5 x 4.9 x 4.2 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $560
Spring 2020

A well exposed complete doubly terminated Elbaite crystal with a pink termination on one end and a flat blue cap on the other end. In fine condition from the famed Paprock pegmatite, this has several color zones and gradations along the length of the crystal. Magnification shows some needle inclusions that look like Byssolite. A choice older Paprock specimen in good shape and nicer in person.
Elbaite on Quartz
stock #19.1-357
Paprok, Kamdesh District
Nuristan, Afghanistan
3.3 x 1.9 x .9 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $120


A cute thumbnail featuring a zoned Elbaite crystal 2.3 CM long. Complete, undamaged and terminated, the color is a mint pastel green. With strong magnification a tiny Hambergite crystal is seen on one face of the Tourmaline.
Lazurite - crystals in Calcite
stock #19.1-079
Khash and Kuran Wa Munjan District
Badakshan, Afghanistan
4.3 x 2.1 x 2 CM (miniature)
price: $360
Spring 2019

Top grade, intense blue color of well formed Lazurite crystals that are nicely exposed from the contrasting matrix. A super attractive miniature specimen that has the main crystal perched perfectly on top. No damage though there is contacting on the back that is not visible on any normal display angle. This is far better than typical for the excellent color and form, as a display specimen this has a lot of impact for the size.
Elbaite -multi color with Lepidolite and Topaz
stock #19.1-020
Paprok, Kamdesh District
Nuristan, Afghanistan
4.3 x 1.4 x 1.1 CM (miniature)
price: $400
Spring 2019

A delicate, gem crystal of slender multi color Tourmaline is perched on a mix of lilac Lepidolite and colorless Topaz. Doubly terminated and gem clear, there are 5 color changes along the length of the prism. There is a single repair here that needs to be mentioned, it keeps the price low yet does not affect display as seen. A pretty, lustrous and eyecatching Paprock gem.
Elbaite- gem crystal cluster
stock #15.1-419
Paprok, Kamdesh District
Nuristan, Afghanistan
5.2 x 1.1 x .8 CM (cabinet)
price: $800
Spring 2019

100 percent gem Tourmaline in a joined cluster of prisms having 4 separate terminations on the "top". The crystal is doubly terminated so there is a fifth termination (flat type) on the bottom. I count 4 colors in zones but two are rather small and not distinct. The whole is perfectly transparent and facet grade, there is no damage even under good magnification. This is from a major find at Paprock some years back that has since dried up. These polychrome crystals are very distinct and are immediately recognizable from that find.
Lazurite pseudo after Sodalite
stock #15.1-336
Fayzabad, Koksha Valley, Khash-Kuran Wa Munjan District
Badakshan, Afghanistan
4.8 x 3.3 x 2.7 CM (miniature)
price: $700
Late Summer 2018

A brilliant blue crystal of Lazurite nicely perched on a Calcite matrix. This is quite a fine Lazurite but it is in fact much less common, it is a partial pseudomorph of a Sodalite crystal. Both minerals are known to pseudomorph each other but can have similar crystal shapes so it is hard to detect. On this crystal there is some small zones where the brilliant blue is only partly covering the whitish to more pale blue interior. The core of the crystal can be seen and is still Sodalite, This is vividly Fluorescent in those spots but the exterior blue Lazulite has no response. The crystal is up to 2.7 CM across and contrasts perfectly with the matrix. A choice crystal and intense blue pseudo.
Spodumene - dichroic, bi-color crystal
stock #7AE-304
Pech, Chapa Dara District
Kunar Province, Afghanistan
9.1 x 5.3 x 2.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $550
Worldwide mix summer

A big, well terminated, pale but very clear gem crystal of Spodumene. The crystal is strongly dichroic and if rotated in front of a computer monitor the color changes from violet to a mint green. This was collected more than 15 years ago, this is not like the more recent finds. Very good condition, the color is a bit deeper than seen in the photos.
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