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Tourmaline

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Locality: 
Paprook, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Class: 
Single Crystal
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
8.7 × 2.1 × 1.4 cm
Description

The crystal is sharp terminated and lustrous all around. The end points are sharp, too and show amazing modifications. But most special are the colors! You can see a darker green phantom at the base, then a touch of blue, followed by a light lavender area. Then the crystal turns to green again (different color tone than the phantom at the base), then stronger blue and finally a concentration of violet-pink color along the end-points. Regarding the different tones of green this crystal unify 4 different colors. Please note, that photos were done under daylight - with moderately backlight or inside a cabinet colors will be even more impressive. Minor cleavelandite is present at the base. No significant damages, ro repairs, only bottom was on the rock.

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Tourmaline

Formula: 
A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7

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