Paprok Mine, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
A complex crystal of tourmaline is gemmy and lustrous with rich color and formation. The base of the crystal hosts a pink core which quickly transitions to a grass green and even a hint of teal color at the very top. The top has a pinacoid flat termination which shows the complex grouping of the tourmaline as it formed. The bottom is recrystallized, with each component showing unusual individual crystal faces. A small sidecar crystal is also undamaged. While Paprok was once a major source of specimens, quality pieces are much harder to find today.
2.50 x 2.20 x 2.80 cm