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Tourmaline

Floater

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Description
Locality: 
Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Class: 
Single Crystal
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
12.7 × 3.9 × 2.4 cm
Description

A specimen from the famous Wildfang-collection. The Wildfang collection is one of the best collections in Europe, at the Munich show you can see three cabinets of his collection at the special exhibition. So it is a great honor to viamineralia to got several specimen from his collection for sale. This is not a common crystal - it is double terminated, the bottom is end-pointed, also the little side crystal is the middle is bi-terminated; the specimen is developed as floater and much better in person. The first photo shows the specimen under daylight, translucency is very high! The second photo on dark background was done with minor backlight. The crystal shows intense green color, below the end-point is switsches to a light touch of blue, the end points are pink and show pyramidal modifications. The sode crystal shows one pink end point and one end-point with a thin sharp blue end-point. The faces are all highly lustrous. A superb and impressive crystal in excellent condition damage-wise.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Tourmaline

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