Stak Nala, in the northeast part of the Nanga Parbat, Haramosh Mountains Massif, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
A wonderful, doubly-terminated, polychrome Tourmaline crystal with Albite from the most famous Tourmaline locality in Pakistan. The crystal on this specimen features a few colors ranging from a very light pink shade at the end of the pyramidal termination, which gives way to a very dark green (nearly black) zone, which grades into a very thin olive-green color band, with a colorless "Achroite" basal termination on the other end. A beautiful white “flower”-shaped group of Albite (var: “Cleavelandite”) that encompasses the entire Tourmaline crystal makes for a wonderful accent to this eye-catching miniature sized display specimen. The piece is technically a “floater” since I can’t see a point of attachment where it came off matrix. Found in 2009, it is a good example of what makes Stak Nala Tourmalines so popular.