|28030: Fluorapatite, Tourmaline, Albite
variety Cleavelandite, and Muscovite - $8
Skardu area, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Miniature - 4.1 x 2.4 x 2.4 cm
Specimen status: Available
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A pegmatite mineral ensemble typical for the locality: glassy green tourmaline crystals, the largest measuring 1.1 cm and terminated with a hollow core, plus a cluster of colorless, translucent to transparent fluorapatite crystals, these reaching 7 mm and displaying yellow shortwave UV fluorescence. The matrix is a mixture of massive to bladed albite (variety cleavelandite) and some nondescript muscovite.