Tourmalines From Pakistan For Sale, Page 2



                                                                                           All of the specimens seen above are tourmalines


The tourmalines of this country come in so many great colors.... enjoy!





OKE-344     Schorl    Nyet, Braldu Valley, Northern Areas, Pakistan.  A nice cluster of both single and double terminated crystals which appear black and have very small flashes of brown from a couple of tiny translucent areas.  Tiny embedded feldspar fragments.  3.3 x 2.6 x 2.6 cm. Crystal contact on back of piece otherwise no damage.  Views great!   65$







OKE-345     Schorl on Feldspar    Teston, above Shigar, Northern Areas, Pakistan.  A beautifully formed prism of black tourmaline in white feldspar.  It measures 4.4 cm long, is double terminated and is highly striated.  Entire piece measures 5.4 x 2 x 1.8 cm and is damage free. The bottom termination is nice and top one is fiberous.  Nice aesthetics and views great!   75$








OKF-367     Schorl, Albite and Quartz    Teston, above Shigar, Balistan, Northern areas, Pakistan.  Wow!  What a beautiful display specimen contrasting the white color of the albite crystals on the black tourmaline.  All of this fits nicely on double terminated quartz crystals.  Minor basal contact is present but doesn't show when displayed correctly.  Viewable from all sides including the back where there is a small area damage near the termination of the tourmaline.  This is extremely minor in no way distracts from the quality of this superior display specimen.  The piece measures 7 x 4.2 x 3.9 cm overall and the tourmaline is 4.4 cm tall and 2.7 cm wide.  Superior form, condition and color contrasts make this a superior piece.  Mirror like luster which is not evident in the photos.  $270






OKE-346    Schorl on Feldspar    Nyet. Braldu Valley, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan.  I find this specimen to be extremely aesthetic for a number of reasons: the color contrast and luster are obvious…less obvious are the several forms of terminations some of which are crude, some fibrous, some crisp and clean.   The piece has superb balance in form.  There may be a couple of terminations on small crystals with damage but I think these are all actually natural terminations, just poor ones.  I’m pricing it as if it was badly damaged although it certainly is not.  A fine display specimen.  6.4 x 5 x 3.6 cm.  210$






OKE-309    Tourmaline and Cleavelandite    Stak Nala, Gilgit-Skardu Road, Northern Areas, Pakistan.  A nice thick, 3.8 cm tourmaline which has a nice gemmy green cap.  One rider crystal is capped in pink.  Stands upright for display.  No damage.  225$






OKE-307    Apatite on Tourmaline and Albite    Stak Nala, Gilgit-Skardu Road, Northern Areas, Pakistan.  5.7 cm primary crystal which is double terminated and multicolored.  Clears, light greens, dark greens and pinks make up this main crystal.  Plates of quite albite and tabular pink slightly frosted apatites are attached to two sides.  This is a rather unusual specimen from this location and of exceptional quality.  One termination, the end attached to acrylic mount, is bent.  Interesting and unusual form.  There is a small fracture which is rehealed across the midline of the main crystal.  A damage free and highly aesthetic piece.  $425








OKD-534      Schorl and Muscovite on Feldspar    Drot, Gilgit-Skardu Road, N.A. Pakistan.    This is a very busy specimen with lots to look at.  The center of the piece is a core made up of a large thick schorl with a very complex termination which has been a victim of the deep striations that cut it up (if that even makes sense).  Great luster and interesting form.  Well formed muscovite books all over the place.  White feldspar near base and climbing one side really sets off this specimen’s contrast in colors.  Contacts are reserved to base and some on back of specimen.  6 x 8 x 5.5 cm.  A fine and interesting piece.        225$







OKD-412    Tourmalines in Cleavelandite   Stak Nala, Gilgit-Skardu Road, Northern Areas, Pakistan.  A pair of double terminated, bi-colored crystals.  Blades of white cleavelandite are not too obtrusive on front of piece and heavier on backside.  Deep green bases transition abruptly to light green and finally to pink caps on the complex terminated ends.  Other ends are pinicoids.  Moderate to high luster with minor striations.  200$







OKD-406   Schorl and Muscovite and Albite   Chhappu, Braldu Valley, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan.  This high luster black schorl is a single terminated crystal which has filly regrown where it was once attached to matrix.  There is an interesting hollowed out area on one side resembling a crystallized cave.  The main termination is very complex with small extensions and pits.  Minor white albites and muscovite books.  8 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm.  Neat specimen.   150$








Custom engraved acrylic base.

OKD-359   Tourmaline and Cleavelandite   Stak Nala, Gilgit-Skardu Road, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan.   A very large and substantial tourmaline for this location.  It is double terminated with the majority of the crystal being shades of green and the exposed complex termination being a gemmy pink.  Green termination is a simple pinicoid (mounted downward on custom base).  Strongly hemimorphic.  The crystal is nicely girdled in feldspar with just the right amount of exposure.  It sits several different ways for display with all being equally nice.  Tourmaline is 5.4 x 1.8 cm.  Piece measures 6 x 4 x 4 cm.  575$








OKD-355   Tourmaline   Seydar, Ho Nala, Braldu Valley, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan.   This specimen is an extremely unusual color for a Paki tourmaline.  It is a medium indicolite blue which grades to almost purple near its termination.  3 cm long and 2 cm wide, well striated and the termination is slightly beveled.  The pinicod is stepped in its growth and well formed.  Interesting, unusual and attractive specimen.  160$








OKD-351   Schorl   Nyet, Braldu Valley, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan.   This piece is a nice 7.5 cm long single crystal which looks black but actually shows brown highlights under strong light.  Well formed without damage.  Long contact mark on backside has the appearance of striations.  60$








OKD-133    Tourmaline (probably schorl)  Pakistan.   Single crystal with minor parallel growth.  Cute specimen at the right price for a single crystal collector.  2.7 cm in length.  12$







OKD-134    Elbaite and Albite  Hunza Mines, Stak Nala near Gilgit, Pakistan.   Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  Here is a nice tourmaline specimen collected back in the mid 1980’s.  4.7 cm in length, double terminated with no damage.  About half is green grading to light green, clear.  Light pink stripe within one of the faces of the complex termination.  Unusual.  Good luster, all “C” axis faces well striated.  Second small double terminated crystal penetrating basil termination has a pink cap.  Excellent example of material that was once available.   135$








OKD-127    Elbaite    Nagar Valley, Pakistan.  4.1 cm, light green, damage free crystal which grades to light pink at its termination.  Wrapped by clevelandite on all sides except front.  Tiny, tabular green tourmaline near termination of main crystal (on its side).  Partial topaz crystal near base of specimen.  Very cute piece.   100$







OKD-265    Schorl    Mungo, Shigar Valley, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan.  Beautifully formed, single terminated crystal.  These crystals look black at a quick glance but are actually a deep brown.  When lit correctly there are flashes of a deep brown color as you look into the translucent surfaces of the crystal.  Translucence is never very deep but it is attractive.  Extremely high luster, deep striations and a complex termination give this fine crystal a great deal of character.  Small chip on very back of crystal.  95$







OKD-266    Schorl    Dassu, Shigar Valley, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan.    Huge, deep black schorl crystal which measures 16 cm long and approx. 5.5 cm wide.  Damage free except at base where it was once on matrix.  Some minor white muscovite near the base of crystal.  One minor solution pit on the termination which is fully crystalized.  Quite showy and exceptionally large for these crystals.  600$