Pink Tourmaline and Kunzite Crystal Specimen
Lot 1117W
Pink Tourmaline and Kunzite Crystal Specimen
Sold for US$ 100,000 inc. premium

Natural History

4 Dec 2018, 10:00 PST

Los Angeles

Lot Details
Pink Tourmaline and Kunzite Crystal Specimen Pink Tourmaline and Kunzite Crystal Specimen
Pink Tourmaline and Kunzite Crystal Specimen
Mawi Mine, North West Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Discovered approximately 18 years ago in a mine which is notable for producing some of the finest quality tourmaline and kunzite specimens in this region. The specimens from this mine are memorable for their fine saturation of color, exceptionally large size and fine luster. This mine no longer produces such large sized specimens and, therefore, the present specimen is a remarkable example of the best specimens retrieved from this mine. For size and color, it is currently the largest pink tourmaline specimen available for purchase to our knowledge. A combination piece, there are several naturally terminated kunzites adhered to the reverse side of the primary crystal, as well as a quartz crystal, bladed cleavelandite, white feldspar and puple lepidolite. The large termination is naturally healed and the numerous secondary or smaller tourmaline crystals are well-terminated and lustrous. This is an exceptionally showy and impressive specimen which is worthy of consideration by the most serious mineral collector. Weighing approximatley 22 lbs. Measuring 10 1/2 x 6 x 5 1/2in. (28 x 14 cm). Height overall with stand: 14 inches

Footnotes

  • Offered with a custom-fitted bronze base hand-crafted by artist Jim Wickard.
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