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Elbaite Tourmaline var. Watermelon from Kunar, Afghanistan

Elbaite Tourmaline var. Watermelon from Kunar, Afghanistan

Mineral:Elbaite Tourmaline var. Watermelon
Locality:Kunar, Afghanistan
Description:Gem nodule of translucent elbaite tourmaline with outer green layer surrounding a pink center giving the watermelon name. The crystal pocket ruptured during formation, breaking the crystal, then the surfaces continued to grow smoothing the nodule.
Overall Size:21x21x20 mm
Crystals:21 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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