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Elbaite Tourmaline (rare curved crystal) from Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

 
Elbaite Tourmaline (rare curved crystal) from Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

Elbaite Tourmaline (rare curved crystal) from Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

Elbaite Tourmaline (rare curved crystal) from Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

Elbaite Tourmaline (rare curved crystal) from Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

Elbaite Tourmaline (rare curved crystal) from Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

Elbaite Tourmaline (rare curved crystal) from Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

Elbaite Tourmaline (rare curved crystal) from Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

DESCRIPTION:No. 71898
Mineral:Elbaite Tourmaline (rare curved crystal)
Locality:Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Description:Lustrous transparent green elbaite tourmaline crystals with striated prism faces and translucent pink zones in the cores. The elbaite tourmaline shows curvature due to post-crystallization deformation that healed to create a 45 bend in the base. Collected in 2008
Overall Size:13x4x3.5 cm
Crystals:13 cm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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