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-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-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 ¼ 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$

 

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