Paprok Mine, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
A perfect little piece of the Paprok Mine, is a doubly terminated pastel green and pink tourmaline. The main crystal has a central pink core at its recrystallized base which changes to gradations of light green throughout its body. One prominent side crystal has a peaked termination. While the main crystal has a flatter termination covered with a fine tan feldspar. Smaller sidecar crystals are also terminated. Once a major source of facet material and specimens, Paprok pieces of quality have become scarce in recent times.
1.20 x 1.20 x 4.80 cm