9.5 x 3.75 x 2 inches
1135 grams or 2.5 pounds
Tourmaline grows inside of Quartz in quite a few places on Earth. Most notably from the large pegmatite fields in Minas Gerais in Brazil, the Tourmaline in Quartz from there far exceeds most other deposits. Full bicolored and watermelon crystal can be found inside clear quartz, to delight a diversity of collectors! Meaning "all colors," tourmaline has become the most fascinating of all gem crystals. In the past 10 years, the interest in tourmaline has spiked tremendously! Many special pockets are named and pedigreed, and the sheer variety in tourmaline will always keep it popular. Look for and get to know the various color zoning, usually in the form of banding and core-coloring. Tourmaline has somewhat of a cult following. Its just one of those gems that never ceases to amaze!!
Pakistan boasts a rich array of minerals, many of which have yet to be uncovered. High in the Himalayas, miners attempt insane mountaineering to get to gem pegmatites. Known worldwide first and foremost for stunning Aquamarine specimens, Pakistan regularly surprises the mineral community with combo minerals and new finds all the time. It also hosts a large amount of the pegmatite minerals that are found in Afghanistan, as many of these finds cross the border.