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PKMT135 Paprok Mine Tourmaline


The Paprok mine in Afghanistan is in the mountains of a mineralogically rich pegmatite field. Situated northeast of Jalalabad in the Nuristan Province, this area is possibly the largest tourmaline deposit in Afghanistan, and frequently produces bicolor or 'watermelon' tourmalines. This Watermelon Tourmaline crystal has a light pink center surrounded by a pale green outer ring, fading into a brighter green cap on one end. It has beautiful vertical striations and double basal termination.

Length: 13mm
Width: 9mm