WG01 Elbaite Tourmaline on Quartz
Stak Nala, Haramosh Mtns., Northern Areas, Pakistan
6.1x 3.1x 2.7 cm

A beautiful example of tourmaline from Stak Nala, featuring a doubly terminated crystal with the characteristic zoning, perched on another doubly terminated quartz crystal-- it appears to be a floater.  Most of the Stak Nala pieces you see these days have green caps, and the ones that have pink caps have mostly been irradiated-- you can tell by the extra saturation of the pink band.  This is an older piece, and the light pink cap and colorless band below it indicate that it is, in fact, untreated. It also does have a thinner green cap on the bottom termination.

All in all it is a beautifully balanced piece, a floater with a double terminated tourmaline and quartz.

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