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This lot of specimens are large thumbnail to miniature green cap tourmalines on cleavelandite (albite), except for a couple of them that are on quartz. Most of the tourmalines have approximately 2 to 3 mm near the termination that is clear. You can see the green cap best with backlighting. Most of the tourmalines only have one termination and are broken at the base where they were removed from the matrix. Most of these specimens sit nicely on their base without support. I purchased this lot in 2012 when I first began building up my inventory and have not been able to get a comparable deal since then so once these are gone, I probably will not be able to offer more at a similar price.
Page 25, Green Cap Tourmaline with Cleavelandite (albite). Stak Nala mines, Pakistan.
CR 1122A: Tourmaline on cleavelandite (albite), Stak Nala, Pakistan: 2.7 cm x 2.5 cm x 1.5 cm, 9.0 grams. $35. This large thumbnail barely fits a TN perky box. The four tourmalines all have good terminations with nice green caps. This one is partially backlit.
CR 1122B: Tourmaline on cleavelandite (albite), Stak Nala, Pakistan: 3.2 cm x 12.8 cm x 2.0 cm, 12.8 grams. $35. The albite on this specimen is particularly nice. The tourmalines are nicely terminated with a green cap that is not noticeable in the photo since this one is not backlit. Just slightly larger than a TN.
CR 1122C: Tourmaline on cleavelandite (albite), Stak Nala, Pakistan: 3.3 cm x 1.6 cm x 2.5 cm, 13.5 grams. $35. Another specimen just slightly larger than a TN. A nice single tourmaline with a distinct cap and nice albite.
CR 1122E: Tourmaline on cleavelandite (albite) and quartz, Stak Nala, Pakistan: 3.5 cm x 2.0 cm x 2.2 cm, 16.4 grams. $35. A nice sharp tourmaline. The matrix is primarily quartz. Small miniature.
CR 1122F: Tourmaline on cleavelandite (albite), Stak Nala, Pakistan: 3.2 cm x 2.2 cm x 1.9 cm, 21.8 grams. $40. Small miniature. Nice distinct green caps. This piece needs a little help to stand upright in the position shown.
CR 1122G: Tourmaline on cleavelandite (albite), Stak Nala, Pakistan: 3.3 cm x 1.9 cm x 1.9 cm, 8.6 grams. $25. Small miniature. Nice distinct cap.
CR 1122H: Tourmaline on cleavelandite (albite), Stak Nala, Pakistan: 3.6 cm x 3.8 cm x 2.8 cm, 23.8 grams. $45. Small Miniature. 3 nice tourmalines. The green caps are not as distinct on this specimen. There are a couple broken tourmaline pieces on the back that do not project out of the matrix. Smaller backlit image shows the green caps.
CR 1122J: Tourmaline on quartz, Stak Nala, Pakistan: 4.8 cm x 3.8 cm x 3.0 cm, 83 grams. $25. The tourmalines have a nice green cap visible with backlighting. The price reflects the quartz being broken on the back side, though it displays nicely as shown with a nicely terminated quartz crystal. The tourmaline has approximately 1.4 cm sticking out from the quartz.
CR 1122M: Tourmaline on cleavelandite (albite), Stak Nala, Pakistan: 4.1 cm x 3.7 cm x 2.1 cm, 21.5 grams. $65. Miniature. Another great Stak Nala specimen with a nice green cap. Stands upright on its own, but not real stable. Nice albite. I gave this a good acid soak and got most of the iron staining off of it but there is still a little.
CR 1122K: Tourmaline on quartz, Stak Nala, Pakistan: 5.0 cm x 2.8 cm x 3.1 cm, 56 grams. $20. Miniature. Price reflects damage to the termination of the tourmaline and to the quartz on the other side. The larger tourmaline is 2.9 cm long.
CR 1122L: Tourmaline on cleavelandite (albite), Stak Nala, Pakistan: 4.8 cm x 2.2 cm x 2.6 cm, 15.7 grams. $85. Miniature. One of the best pieces of the lot. Nice distinct green cap and sharp albite. Stands nicely on its own for display.