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Mineral Specimen No. 78541:
Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline for sale from Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan.

This mineral specimen Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline from Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan is available for sale from John Betts - Fine Minerals, mineral dealer located in New York City, New York.Follow on Facebook

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Description of Mineral Specimen for sale No. 78541:

Mineral Species: Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline.
Location of origin: Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan.
Description: Tapered formation of lustrous transparent pink rubellite tourmaline crystals, the pink gem variety of elbaite, with minor white albite on the rear. The rubellite crystals are elongated prisms with flat pinacoid termination and pyramidal corner faces. No damage is visible to the unaided eye, but minor damage is visible under 20x magnification. Weight: 31.6 grams.
Overall size: 4.5x2x2 cm.
Size of individual crystals: 4-45 mm
Price: $450 net (plus shipping).

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Mineral Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline for sale from Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

Detail view of mineral Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline for sale from Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

Detail view of mineral Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline for sale from Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

Detail view of mineral Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline for sale from Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

Detail view of mineral Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline for sale from Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

Detail view of mineral Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline for sale from Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

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Shortwave ultraviolet illuminated mineral Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline for sale from Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

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Longwave ultraviolet illuminated mineral Elbaite var. Rubellite Tourmaline for sale from Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

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