Tourmaline – Variety Elbaite – from Stak Nala, Skardu District


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This tourmaline is from Stak Nala in the Haramosh Mountains of the Skardu District, Balistan, Pakistan. This locale encompasses a large area that is rich in pegmatites. The local people mine the pegmatites for mineral specimens including tourmaline. This elbaite is in the Tourmaline Group of minerals. It is a silicate and it contains the elements  Al, B, H, Li, Na, O and Si. It can be found in a variety of colors which are caused by traces of other elements in the crystal lattice.This specimen consists of an albite crystal matrix  that hosts a primary crystal with secondary parallel crystals attached and another short crystal near it’s base. This piece measures 1 1/2 x 1 x 3/4 inches or 38 x 25 x 19 mm.

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Weight 4 oz

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