Watermelon Tourmaline, Quartz, and Blue Muscovite
Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan
This confection features a hefty watermelon tourmaline with great luster and beautiful termination accented by a mass of opaque muscovite and quartz. The tourmaline offers unique burgundy and olive tones set off by the delicate grayish-blue of the muscovite and the white of the quartz. This specimen comes on a custom base. The cube in the picture is one centimeter.
Dimensions: 2-1/2"L x 1-1/2"W x 2-3/4"H (without base); 3-1/4"L x 2-1/2"W x 3-5/8"H (with base), Weight: 0.43 lb. (without base); 0.53 lb. (with base)