Tourmalines From Pakistan For Sale

 

   

                                                                                           All of the specimens seen above are tourmalines

 

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

 

 

 

OKN-585

OKN-585    Elbaite    Gilgit, Kashmir, Pakistan.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  One sharp and a couple of crude crystals of green translucent tourmaline for this cluster.  It measures 2.2 x 2 x 1.7 cm overall. Terminations are very translucent.  No damage.   $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-785

OKM-785    Tourmaline     Hunza Mines, Stak Nala, Gilgit, Pakistan.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  A single deep green crystal nicely girdled by feldspar.  This specimen measures 5.2 x 4.5 x 4.2 cm overall.  Good from all sides.  Damage free, small modifications to pinnicoid termination.  Great luster.  A excellent value at $400

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-542

OKJ-542     Elbaite  on pseudocubic Quartz      Hunza Mines, Stak Nala, Gilgit, Pakistan.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  An interesting specimen that measures 3.3 x 2 x 1.7 cm.  The tourmaline is well terminated and 1.1 cm across, translucent and the typical multicoloerd greens.  Damage free floater.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-543

OKJ-543     Elbaite  on pseudocubic Quartz      Hunza Mines, Stak Nala, Gilgit, Pakistan.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  A lighter green color than normal and quite transparent, gemmy in areas however surface luster and striations block out this attribute.  Included quartz from the bottom.  The crystal is double terminated with some base contact.  Interesting and unusual.  1.8 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm.  No damage.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-561

OKJ-561     Elbaite    Hunza Mines, Stak Nala, Gilgit, Pakistan.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  2.8 x 2.1 x 1.5 cm example.  All double and fully terminated crystals intergrown with minor albite crystals.  Pink and green combo.  No damage.  Nicely priced at   $50. 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-562

OKJ-562     Elbaite    Hunza Mines, Stak Nala, Gilgit, Pakistan.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  2.5 x 1.6 x 1.2 cm example.  All double terminated crystals with only one appearing to have been healed, intergrown with minor albite crystals.  Pink, light green, and dark green combo.  No damage.  Nicely priced at   $45. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-554

OKJ-554     Elbaite    Hunza Mines, Stak Nala, Gilgit, Pakistan.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.  2 x 1.5 x 1.1 cm example.  Healed base termination and no damage.  Pink and green combo.  Nicely priced at   $38. 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-707

Bottom termination

Minor backlighting

OKI-707    Tourmaline, Quartz, Cleavelandite and Muscovite    Bulachi Mine, near Stak Nala, Gilgit-Skardu Road, Northern Areas, Pakistan.  This specimen is an attractive, double terminated tourmaline of a deep green color that shows moderate translucence.  The specimen has a basil pinnicoid termination with a rough texture for its base (it sits smartly on this end) and a steeply terminated opposing end that stands vertically.  The piece is nicely striated and of excellent luster.  Not a blemish to be found on this excellent specimen.  There is a white girdle of albite with minor quartz and mica.  There is also a larger fin of albite sticking off of one side.  Highly aesthetic and substantial in size.  There is close to a kilogram of tourmaline here and it measures approximately 7 x 7 x 7 cm.  This fine piece really feels substantial in your hand and is much better in person.  From and unusual location.  Comes with custom engraved acrylic base.  Top shelf all the way!  Perfection!   2,500$

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-701

Minor backlighting

Custom engraved acrylic base.

OKI-701    Tourmaline, Topaz, Quartz, Cleavelandite and Muscovite      Stak Nala, Gilgit-Skardu Road, Northern Areas, Pakistan.  This fine specimen is composed of a great diversity of pegmatite minerals in an aesthetic grouping.  It is from the famous “Blue Cap Pocket” of the early 1990s.  This has remained the only noteworthy find of tourmalines from this prolific locale which had blue color zones in their composition.  There are five blue tourmalines in this group that are up to 5.2 cm each.  All are nicely terminated and three are clearly visible while two are moderately buried among the other minerals.  The blue color is obvious in the transparent tips and like other Stak Nala specimens the color becomes darker and more translucent to opaque as the crystal’s base is approached.  The mica books are especially nice being large, thick, and very translucent.  Everything is damage free and very clean.  There is one minor repair to this specimen.  The luster is fine and the tourmalines show nice striations.  No bad views at all.  Stands nicely and measures 6.5 x 6 x 5 cm overall.  Comes with custom engraved acrylic base.  Outstanding!  2,200$

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-702

Minor backlighting

Custom engraved acrylic base.

OKI-702    Tourmaline and Cleavelandite    Stak Nala, Gilgit-Skardu Road, Northern Areas, Pakistan.  This single crystal is a wonderful, and unusually large, lustrous, double terminated specimen.  At 7.8 cm this large piece is exceptional in form with strong hemimorphy development.  The prism faces all show moderate striations and the color is pink on one end and clear grading to green on the other.  The green end shows one nice green band within clear tourmaline before grading down to darker greens which are translucent.  No damage to the tourmaline and only a couple blades of cleavelandite with clipped edges.  These specimens showing pink were found in the 1980s.  Now they have become very uncommon and are usually only available from old collections.  Simply an exceptional specimen from an area which produces lots of tourmaline but few of this high a quality and color.  Comes with custom engraved acrylic base.  1,800$

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-703

Minor backlighting

OKI-703    Tourmaline and Quartz    Stak Nala, Gilgit-Skardu Road, Northern Areas, Pakistan.  This single crystal is a wonderful, and unusually large, lustrous, double terminated specimen with an attached double terminated quartz crystal.  The tourmaline measures 6 cm long and the quartz is 3 cm long.  The tourmaline is green throughout and unusually translucent, somewhat transparent through its entire length.  The terminations, as usual, are more transparent to translucent.  One side of the tourmaline is coated by a white silicate (likely albite).  Fine piece.  This is a steal for a fine Stak Nala tourmaline of this size.  325$

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-704

Okay view of fluorapatites

Back

Minor backlighting

Custom engraved acrylic base.

OKI-704    Tourmaline, Fluorapatite and Albite    Stak Nala, Gilgit-Skardu Road, Northern Areas, Pakistan.  This piece is the finest Stak Nala specimen which I have offered for sale.  It has two lustrous, major crystals measuring 6.5 and 5.4 cm long each.  Both are beautifully double terminated and hemimorphic in their development.  Terminations are transparent to translucent and the shades of green color which dominate the tourmalines varies nicely.  Aesthetic with its wrappings of feldspar, the final additions to the mix are several small (to .7 cm each) pink fluorapatite crystals.  Fluorapatite with tourmalines from Stak Nala are practically unheard of!!  Everything is damage free and beautifully formed.  There is some minor wax on the albite.  Overall measurements are 7.5 x 5 x 3.4 cm.  I believe most dealers would have priced this fine, aesthetic grouping far beyond what I have chosen to ask for it.  This piece is exceptional and exhibits fine aesthetics…colors, luster, balance, form, diversity of species… its got it all.  Even better in person as the pics can't really express how impressive this piece is.   Remember, there may be plenty of Stak Nala specimens available, but few will ever come close to the quality of this amazing damage free grouping.  Comes with custom engraved acrylic base.  $5,500

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-705

Back

Minor backlighting

Custom engraved acrylic base.

OKI-705    Tourmaline and Albite    Stak Nala, Gilgit-Skardu Road, Northern Areas, Pakistan.  Another fine grouping with two fine, single terminated crystals in albite.  The pice measures 4.8 x 4.5 x 2.7 cm with crystal of 4.6 and 3.8 cm each.  The crystal caps show the color to be a rich bluish green.  Terminations are clear and grade town to translucent.  The crystals are even more lustrous than normal and the terminations especially so.  No damage.  Very aesthetic specimen which stands up beautifully for display.  Beautifully balanced in its form and very showy.  Comes with custom engraved acrylic base.   750$

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-706

Minor backlighting

OKI-706    Tourmaline and Quartz     Stak Nala, Gilgit-Skardu Road, Northern Areas, Pakistan.  This nice double terminated tourmaline has a double terminated quartz attachment, mostly overgrown with white albite.  The tourmaline shows strong hemimorphic development, high luster, deep striations and exceptional transparency/ translucence for most of its 5.6 cm length.  There is a small chip to one edge on the backside.  A fine displayable example.  195$ 

 

 

 

 

OKI-539

OKI-539    Elbaite    Hunza Mines, Stak Nala, Gilgit, Kashmir, Pakistan.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  An attractive, single terminated, striated, 2 cm long example of this material with the traditional colors: dark green, light green, pink and clear, layered from base to termination.  High luster and no damage to the crystal.  Translucent with upper areas having gemmy sections.  Albite in abundance on back and some on one side.  50$

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-627

OKI-627    Elbaite    Hunza Mines, Stak Nala, Gilgit, Kashmir, Pakistan.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  An attractive, single terminated, striated, 2.1 cm long example of this material with the traditional colors: dark green, light green, pink and clear, layered from base to termination.  High luster and no damage to the crystal.  Translucent with upper areas having large gemmy sections.  Minor albite on back.  80$

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-646

OKI-646    Elbaite    Hunza Mines, Stak Nala, Gilgit, Kashmir, Pakistan.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  Good color and form to this 2.5 x 2 x 1.8 cm, double terminated crystal.  Minor albite attachments.  Tip has small ding.  Good example with a nice luster. Attractive.  50$

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-645

 

OKI-645    Elbaite    Hunza Mines, Stak Nala, Gilgit, Kashmir, Pakistan.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  An attractive, single terminated, striated, 2.2 cm long example of this material with the traditional colors: dark green, light green, pink and clear, layered from base to termination.  High luster and no damage to the crystal.  Translucent with upper areas having minor gemmy sections.  Minor albite and a couple of thinner parallel growth crystals showing the same coloration.  65$

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-646

OKI-646    Elbaite    Hunza Mines, Stak Nala, Gilgit, Kashmir, Pakistan.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  An attractive, double terminated, striated, 2.1 x 1.7 x 1.5 cm example of this material with dark green, light green, and some clear areas.  High luster and no damage to the crystal.  Translucent with upper areas having gemmy sections.  Albite blade and white feldspar coatings on back of piece.  Two small shallow chips to base termination (pinnicoid).  Top termination is wonderful!   50$

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-463

OKI-463    Elbaite    Hunza Mines, Stak Nala, Gilgit, Kashmir, Pakistan.  Ex. Dr. Steve Chamberlain Collection.  An attractive, double terminated, striated, 2.2 cm example of this material with dark green, light green, and some clear areas.  High luster and no damage to the crystal.  Translucent with upper areas having gemmy sections.  One shallow chip to base termination (pinnicoid).  A fine example.   90$

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-503

OKI-503    Quartz and Cleavelandite on Schorl     Sassi, Gilgit-Skardu Raod, Northern Areas, Pakistan.  A fine, large, high luster specimen composed of several large double terminated tourmalines to 8 cm each.  Piece measures 9.5 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm overall.  Bases of the crystals are overgrown by a silicate that hides those terminations.  A floater with one tourmaline having a small damaged area and the quartz having a tiny (tough to notice) ding.  This fine specimen is very affordable due to the small amount of damage which is not distracting but is there, just the same.  225$

 

 

 

 

OKI-139

Growth hillocks

OKI-139     Tourmaline in Cleavelandite     Gilgit, Pakistan.  Ex. Anthony Dunn collection.  An aesthetic grouping of green tourmalines which are nicely translucent through the upper Ľ to 1/3rd of each crystal.  In person this is a really nice specimen with crystals to 2.5 cm each in white feldspar.  The termination of each crystal is covered with exceptionally well developed triangular shaped growth hillocks.  No damage to specimen except, of course where it was once attached to the vug.  Good views from all directions.  Overall measurements are 4.4 x 3.2 x 2.1 cm.  275$

 

 

 

 

 

OKE-342

OKE-342     Schorl    Nyet, Braldu Valley, Northern Areas, Pakistan.  A beautifully formed prism of brown tourmaline which appears black.  Mildly translucent and highly striated.  This one measures 5.4 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm.  Very tiny chip in one edge and minor crystal contact on base/ back.  Views great!   80$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKE-344

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

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

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

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

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

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

OKD-534

Back

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

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

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$

 

 

 

 

 

OKD-359

Termination

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

Back

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

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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

Back

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

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

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

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

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$

 

 

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