Stak Nala Tourmaline

Specimens from a 2010 find at Stak Nala.  These specimens exhibit the features that Stak Nala tourmaline if famous for - color zoned crystals, often double terminated, and jacketed in stark white blades of clevelandite Feldspar.


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A364 - Elbaite with Clevelandite on Quartz $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
small cabinet - 9 x 8.5 x 6 cm


Elbaite with Clevelandite on Quartz from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a364a.jpg] Elbaite with Clevelandite on Quartz from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a364b.jpg] Elbaite with Clevelandite on Quartz from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a364c.jpg] Elbaite with Clevelandite on Quartz from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a364d.jpg] Elbaite with Clevelandite on Quartz from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a364e.jpg]

Cluster of six terminated Elbaite crystals that have grown through and next to a Quartz crystal, all surrounded by thin blades of Clevelandite Feldspar. The Elbaite grades up from dark green to pink at the terminations.


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A366 - Elbaite with Clevelandite $ 400 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 4 cm


Elbaite with Clevelandite from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a366a.jpg] Elbaite with Clevelandite from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a366b.jpg] Elbaite with Clevelandite from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a366c.jpg]

Cluster of 3 Elbaite crystals blanketed by thin blades of Clevelandite Feldspar. The main crystal is 5.2cm long and double terminated, crossing across the top of the specimen. The Elbaite grades up from dark green to light green to clear at the terminations. Great display piece with the double terminated crystal perched up on the Clevelandite. Back crystal is no terminated.


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A368 - Elbaite with Clevelandite SOLD
Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
miniature - 4.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Elbaite with Clevelandite from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a368a.jpg] Elbaite with Clevelandite from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a368b.jpg] Elbaite with Clevelandite from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a368c.jpg]

Fine, undamaged Elbaite crystal blanketed by thin blades of Clevelandite Feldspar. The Elbaite grades up from dark green to light green to clear at the termination. Valued at $200-$300.


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A371 - Elbaite on Quartz SOLD
Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
cabinet - 10 x 7 x 7 cm


Elbaite on Quartz from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a371a.jpg] Elbaite on Quartz from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a371b.jpg] Elbaite on Quartz from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a371c.jpg]

Fine, undamaged Elbaite crystal perfectly set for display in Quartz matrix. The Elbaite is 5.5cm long and translucent green, this is a very good sized Tourmaline and might I add that it is unrepaired and undamaged and perfectly situated on the center of the matrix.  There are plenty of loose single crystals but a Tourmaline of such size, unrepaired on matrix is not common. Much of the matrix is also covered by small, needle-like Elbaite crystals. Valued at $700-$800.


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A372 - Elbaite with Clevelandite (R) $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
cabinet - 10 x 2 x 2 cm


Elbaite with Clevelandite (R) from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a372a.jpg] Elbaite with Clevelandite (R) from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a372b.jpg] Elbaite with Clevelandite (R) from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a372c.jpg] Elbaite with Clevelandite (R) from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a372d.jpg]

Long, double terminated Elbaite crystal accented by thin blades of Clevelandite Feldspar. The Elbaite grades up from dark green to light green to a thin clear zone at one termination and has a 3.5cm pink zone at the other termination. The crystal was recovered in two pieces and has been professionally repaired (break was at the start of the pink zone). Aside from the repair, it is undamaged and clean, and fairly long.


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A374 - Elbaite with Clevelandite $ 250 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.7 x 2.7 x 2.5 cm


Elbaite with Clevelandite from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a374a.jpg] Elbaite with Clevelandite from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a374b.jpg] Elbaite with Clevelandite from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a374c.jpg]

Fine, undamaged Elbaite crystal blanketed by thin blades of Clevelandite Feldspar. The Elbaite grades up from dark green to light green to a thin clear zone at the termination.


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A375 - Elbaite with Clevelandite $ 225 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
small cabinet - 6.8 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Elbaite with Clevelandite from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a375a.jpg] Elbaite with Clevelandite from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a375b.jpg] Elbaite with Clevelandite from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a375c.jpg]

Fine, undamaged double terminated Elbaite crystal blanketed by thin blades of Clevelandite Feldspar. The Elbaite grades up from dark green to light green to a thin clear zone at one termination and is pink at the other termination. The clear termination end is somewhat irregular in form and has small attached Quartz crystals.


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A377 - Elbaite with Clevelandite $ 125 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
miniature - 4 x 3 x 2 cm


Elbaite with Clevelandite from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a377a.jpg] Elbaite with Clevelandite from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a377b.jpg] Elbaite with Clevelandite from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a377c.jpg]

Fine, undamaged Elbaite crystal blanketed by thin blades of Clevelandite Feldspar. The Elbaite grades up from dark green to a pink termination.


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A378 - Elbaite with Clevelandite $ 150 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
miniature - 4.2 x 4 x 4 cm


Elbaite with Clevelandite from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a378a.jpg] Elbaite with Clevelandite from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a378b.jpg] Elbaite with Clevelandite from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a378c.jpg]

Fine, undamaged Elbaite crystal blanketed by thin blades of Clevelandite Feldspar. The Elbaite grades up from dark green to a pink termination. The Elbaite is nearly completely encased in the Clevelandite producing a neat effect.


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A380 - Elbaite with Clevelandite SOLD
Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.6 x 1.8 x 1.6 cm


Elbaite with Clevelandite from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a380a.jpg] Elbaite with Clevelandite from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a380b.jpg]

Fine, undamaged Elbaite crystal with attached Clevelandite Feldspar. The Elbaite grades up from dark green to light green to clear at the termination. Good thumbnail with beautiful color zoning. The Feldspar provides a perfect backdrop to show off the Tourmaline. Valued at $200.


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A381 - Elbaite $ 90 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
thumbnail - 2 x 2 x 1.1 cm


Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a381a.jpg] Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a381b.jpg] Elbaite from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a381c.jpg]

Two undamaged Elbaite crystals, one that grades up from dark green to light green to clear at the termination, the other pink at the termination. Good thumbnail.



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