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RM1866   Elbaite var. rubellite

Paprok, Kamdesh, Nuristan, Afghanistan

Group of prismatic crystals of elbaite in parallel growth, with striated faces in the prism and defined terminal rhombohedral faces, some fractured. Transparence, brightness and very uniform pink color. A nice gem.

Size: 3.5 x 1.8 x 1.8 cm.
Main crystal: 3.2 x 0.8 cm.
Found in ±1990.

Col. J.M. Manchion, Barcelona. Nr. 608.