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Elbaite on Lepidolite and Cleavelandite
stock #10.1-300
Paprok, Kamdesh District
Konar Province, Afghanistan
9.9 x 8.1 x 6.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $3600


A striking fine Tourmaline specimen with both fine color and nice matrix contrast. The largest multicolored Elbaite is 4.5 CM long and well-isolated, free standing. All are gemmy and have glassy lustrous faces. There are several smaller crystals scattered on the matrix including a few damaged crystals some of which are partly recrystallized. The major crystals are in fine shape and are the classic gemmy Paprock type with vivid pastel coloring. The largest crystals have flat basal termination but some others are the prismatic type. The color mix of the purple and off white matrix contrasts well with the glassy pink and green Tourmaline.

Pollucite - gemmy etched crystal mass
stock #8.AE-842
Paprok, Kamdesh District
Konar Province, Afghanistan
4.4 x 3.2 x 2.9 CM (miniature)
price: $110
Late Summer 2021

A transparent and nearly pure crystallized Pollucite that has been heavily etched. Aside from some tiny inclusions this is all Pollucite with total transparency, and curved crystal faces. Pollucite is one of the few sources of Cesium and sometimes also includes substantial amounts of Rubidium, it is an uncommon gemstone as well. The specimen is broken on the base or underside where it was attached but the visible surfaces are in fine condition and show the characteristic Pollucite structure and luster perfectly. This is just under 36 grams of gem crystal that is very lustrous in person.

Spodumene var. Kunzite
stock #AX-12-603
Darra-I Pech Pegmatite Field
Konar Province, Afghanistan
11.1 x 7.3 x 9.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $480
Post Tucson 2015

An older, sizable matrix specimen of light blueish Cleavelandite hosts a 5.8 cm Kunzite crystal sharply terminated with good color and zoning. Associated are Quartz crystals to over 3 CM and a few scattered Elbaite and Schorl are noted too. The esthetics are quite nice while the Kunzite is nicely etched and in fine undamaged condition. Some chipping and bruises are seen on the Quartz which keeps the price quite low but this still displays nicely.

Spodumene (bi-color pink and green)
stock #1161-JM-1227

Konar Province, Afghanistan
6.8 x 3.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $380


A very clean pink to green Kunzite (Spodumene) with great form and good pastel colors. Ex John Marshall Collection (with labels). From finds in the early 80's in Kunar this age ensures that the colors you see are stable and will not fade. Bi-colored Spods are rare and they are clearly not irradiated or faked either. In good condition and mostly gem clear inside, a good gem crystal that will not break the bank.