DBT01 Tourmaline var. Elbaite
Khash District, Kokcha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
3.1x 3.0x 2.2 cm
$400

A beautiful example of tourmaline from an unusual locality.  The vast majority of Afghan tourmalines come from further south, in Kunar and Nuristan provinces. Badakhshan is located at the extreme northeast, and is primarily known for its lapis lazuli, scapolite, and the occasional phlogopite and clinohummite.  The crystal has an appearance that is quite distinctive from the usual Paprok stuff, a bit darker with clear (and more saturated) green and reddish zones.  Older material.









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