This elbaite crystal is from the Nuristan Province of Afghanistan. This is a mountainous region in the eastern part of Afghanistain that contains many mines and diggings in gem and mineral crystal pegmatites. It has 52 different mineral species including elbaite. Elbaite is a type of tourmaline that contains the elements Na, Li, Al, Si, B, and H. Pure crystals are colorless but it can be found in a variety of colors depending on the trace elements incorporated in the crystal lattice.This crystal is double terminated and is free from any matrix or apparent former attachment point ( a floater). It is pink with a faint green core and glassy striated prism faces. This crystal measures 29 x 6 x 4 mm.