Tourmaline on orthoclase
description: LOCALITY: Stak Nala, Northern Areas, Pakistan 2 1/2" across I selected this piece from thousands of inferior ones mined during the 2012 collecting season. It stands out because: (a) It is free of damage. (b) The elbaite crystals are on a sharply crystallized matrix of orthoclase. (c) The composition of the piece is pleasing. Four perfect crystals of elbaite are separated from each other and are "perched" on a matrix of orthoclase that is in proportion to the size of the elbaite crystal cluster.
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