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Pakistan beauties 2



VI259 - Epidote - 2600€
Ras Koh Mts., Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 6.5 x 5.7 x 4 cm
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Unlike most specimens from this unique find the „bow tie“ habit epidote aggregates of this specimen are not loose but on matrix which adds much to the overall flavor here! The epidote has some contacts at the back but is all complete and flawless on the front where it displays its unusual shape with best sparkling luster! The matrix around the base is a combination of white calcite and some silvery green byssolite. The specimen is a complete floater and in very good condition all around!


FQ6 - Quartz Faden - 450€
Tole, Wana, South Waziristan, Pakistan
Size: 12.7 x 6.2 x 5.4 cm
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This is a wild stack of brilliant quartz crystals some of which show the classic "Faden", most others are just very well developed stacky and doubly terminated glassy crystals. The untamed arrangement has its very own charm with attractive showcase presence! Apart from one small damage at the lower backside this specimen is in very best condition. Beautiful and dramatic in person!


RC051 - Anatase on Quartz - 5500€
Zard Mts., Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 4.8 x 4.3 x 2.2 cm
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A single anatase main crystal of stunning size and quality is attached to a highly attractive and beautifully aesthetic quartz group with characteristic chlorite inclusions. The anatase is a perfect bi-pyriamidal crystal and 1.8 cm long. It shows best luster, is sharp and flawless. The quartz is equally perfect, a floater in fact, and shows wonderful textbook arrangement. Absolutely marvelous in person and one of a kind in respect of aesthetics and perfection!


XL796 - Brookite on Quartz - 750€
Kharan, Kharan District, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 4.1 x 2.7 x 2.4 cm
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This 2.4 cm long brookite is from a recent find in the Alpine-type clefts of the Kharan district. It's a transparent auburn crystal with a perfect termination that protrudes from a lovely little group of well developed quartz crystals. The size of this brookite is rather dramatic and apart from a small chip at the backside it's all complete and perfect.


GV047 - Epidote - 140€
Tormiq valley, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 5 x 2.9 x 1 cm
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Epidote from the Alpine type clefts of Pakistan are a well known species that impresses with gemmy quality and a multitude of different shapes!
This one shows a well defined composition with a dominant main crystal. What appears like a damaged section in the front view is in fact all crystallized and perfect. It's a very attractive specimen with glassy warm brown crystal quality!


ES902 - Titanite and Calcite - 1250€
Tormiq valley, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 13.2 x 9.6 x 5 cm
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This is a rich arrangement of olive green titanites and white calcites on matrix. Titanite crystals are up to 1.8 cm long twins with very nice luster, color and transparency. The white calcite are translucent and offer a stark contrast for the green titanites. Overall condition is excellent with only some minor contact.


BQ957 - Aquamarine with Apatite - 3000€
Nagar, Hunza valley, Gilgit District, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 8.5 x 6.1 x 3.3 cm
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A rich composition of glassy aquamarine with a single pink apatite and some association of muscovite and feldspar on periphery and backside. The aquamarine is all transparent and highly lustrous with a light sky-blue color. At some parts there is orange-brown iron oxide shining through the aquamarine which adds a nice touch. Embedded in this assembly there is a strikingly pink apatite of very nice quality which totally makes this specimen special! The piece is not entirely perfect but among the large number of sparkling crystals these small issues are not visible at all.


TS305 - Brucite - 350€
Killa Saifullah District, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 4 x 3.2 x 2.2 cm
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The quality of this spherical brucite specimen is absolutely wonderful and stunning! It's gemmy, lustrous, perfectly crystallized all around and with the most vibrant lemon-yellow color you can find! The shape is very distinctive, compact and crystallized all around. An outstanding specimen of this marvelous and appealing mineral!


GR754 - Anatase and Quartz - 450€
Zard Mts., Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 7.3 x 4.9 x 3 cm
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It's a rather natural matrix that features a single main anatase on the right and a group of quartz crystals on the left side. This arrangement very much emphasizes the anatase which is a sharp and highly lustrous crystal. With strong direct illumination you can see a strikingly blue zone towards the termination and gemmy brown patches further down. This 1.1 cm main crystal is accompanied my several anatase micro-crystals, scattered over the rock surface.


HR709 - Epidote - 450€
Tormiq valley, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 4.7 x 3.9 x 1.1 cm
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Epidote from the Alpine type clefts of Pakistan are a well known species that impresses with gemmy quality and a multitude of different shapes!
The main crystal is a thick and meaty one with a sharp and well defined termination. It is completely gemmy with a "thread" running through the bottom and combining it with some associated side-crystals. The condition is very good with only minimal abrasions.


ZO346 - Brucite - 850€
Killa Saifullah District, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 11.6 x 9.2 x 4.2 cm
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Several single isolated spheres of vivid yellow brucite are set on a rock matrix with a thin hydromagnesite layer that provides an elegant silvery background. This arrangement very much emphasises the brucite which comes a vividly lemon-yellow, translucent and lustrous spheres up to 2 cm in diameter. It's an uncommon specimen of rare quality and composition!


FQ5 - Quartz Faden - 500€
Tole, Wana, South Waziristan, Pakistan
Size: 13.1 x 9.2 x 4.5 cm
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This quartz from the Alpine-type clefts of Pakistan is a shiny exemplar of superb luster, clarity and aesthetics!
The large and massive crystal on the lower right side stands in contrast to a number of smaller stacked crystals that rise up on the left side. You can discern a central thread from which crystals are spreading and which runs through some of the crystals as a white "faden". Absolutely amazing specimen in overall great condition!