YL2 Quartz, Albite, Tourmaline var. Elbaite
Kunar, Afghanistan
13.6x 7.4x 5.0 cm

On one side of the specimen, at the center of which is a large, bent  rubellite tourmaline.  To its right, there is a deeper pink rubellite, intermixed with numerous small quartz crystals, and a second generation of tourmaline.

All in all, this is a highly unusual cabinet specimen, and certainly of interest to the tourmaline collector. 

I have included a few extra photographs here, but it has to be seen with the naked eye to be fully appreciated.  Sawn on the reverse.

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