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Pakistan beauties



FS292 - Epidote - 190€
Tormiq valley, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 3.9 x 3.4 x 0.4 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 nice specimen shows great transparency and a very well cut design. The almost two-dimensional specimen is nicely shaped, virtually flawless and of superb quality!


FE426 - Epidote - 380€
Ras Koh Mts., Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 4 x 2.4 x 1.1 cm
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This epidote specimen is from a recent find in the western Pakistani Mountains that revealed a completely unique and highly aesthetic "bow tie" shape. Sprays of dark green, lustous epidote form this sharp clusters in a just lovely way. This is basically a singly "bow tie" cluster, distinctively developed and with bright luster! It is completely free of any damage all around. A piece of distinct shape and characteristics!


TE528 - Apatite with Muscovite - 6600€
Nagar, Hunza valley, Gilgit District, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 7.2 x 7.1 x 3.7 cm
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Size and quality are really amazing on this stunning apatite specimen! The single crystal is a good 2 cm long and close to 2 cm in diameter. It has superb luster and clarity and the distinctive pink color you see in the pictures. The flawless and very well developed crystal is set at the center of a lovely matrix of silvery mica and white albite. Absolutely stunning aesthetics and excellent crystal quality!


SS671 - Apatite - 880€
Nagar, Hunza valley, Gilgit District, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 3.9 x 2.9 x 1 cm
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This charming little specimen shows doubly terminated violet apatite on a waferthin crystallized white matrix. The condition is all perfect and crystals show very nice trasparent quality with lovely color. An unusual find from this locale!


UJ727 - Spessartine on Feldspar - 700€
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 5.3 x 3.3 x 3 cm
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The main crystal is a 1.8 cm garnet of perfectly sharp architecture and gemmy cherry-red color! It is set on a pristine white albite with some associated smaller garnets. The clarity of this arrangement is exceptional due to the stark contrast but also the bright color and sharpness.


DA804 - Epidote - 450€
Tormiq valley, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 7 x 1.9 x 0.7 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 single crystal in stunningly clear and lustrous with very nice warm color. When you turn it in your hand you can easily see the color-change from green to brown. The condition is very well with harldy anything to report.


VX312 - Epidote - 870€
Tormiq valley, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 5.2 x 3.6 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 floater specimen shows sweeping aesthetics of several parallel grown epidote crystals in varying size. The aggregate is complete without any damage and only very minimal abrasions. All crystals are very much gemmy, especially towards the terminations and have brilliant luster on both sides.


SX812 - Anatase on Quartz - 700€
Zard Mts., Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 2.7 x 1.6 x 1 cm
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Sharp bi-pyramidal anatase and transparent quartz are wildly arranged on this thumbnail floater specimen. The larger main crystal has a visible length of 1.1 cm and is interlocked with a glassy quartz with some chlorite inclusions. All crystals on this specimen are sharp and pointy with nice luster and even some gemmy blue and green patches under dirct downlight. The condition is very good all around with just minor abrasions.


GV905 - Epidote - 1200€
Tormiq valley, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 11.5 x 3.5 x 3.2 cm
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The Alpine type clefts of the Tormiq valley are well known for world class epidote but specimens of such staggering size are rare and exceedingly hard to come by. This epidote is a assembly of two crystal clusters, combined in a 10° angle which makes for dramatic and sweeping aesthetics! The crystals are translucent with green and brown colors and highly lustrous. Their stepped architecture is all complete and without damage.
A dominant specimen of distinctive shape!


MC062 - Schorl with Apatite and Albite and Garnet - 1200€
Stak Nala, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan , Pakistan
Size: 5.5 x 4.8 x 3.7 cm
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Stak Nala is famous for its Tourmalines, very often in attractive association with white albite. A complex paragenesis on the other hand is not easy to find from this locale.
This unusual specimen is a rare combination of schorl, albite, apatite and garnet in appealing composition! The main crystal is a schorl at the center with a size of 4,6 x 1,5 cm. It is embedded in snow-white albite like a coat that leaves only the front open. At middle hight of that front side there is a single skin-colored apatite that is very well developed and a real eye-catcher! This combination is absolutely gorgeous and extremely rare. Some garnet at the backside adds even more to the exceptional character of this specimen. The condition is extremely well all around.


TX822 - Brucite - 550€
Killa Saifullah District, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 8.2 x 8 x 2.7 cm
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Vivid yellow brucite of nice botryoidal growth is set on a grey piece of matrix. The largest sphere-like shape is around 3 cm long, gemmy, lustrous and of bright yellow color which is an amazing feature of brucite from this unique locale!
The condition is extremely well even at the edges and backside.


XS343 - Anatase - 900€
Zard Mts., Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 4 x 3.7 x 2.4 cm
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Several single isolated anatase crystals up to around 1 cm long are spread across a pristine white albite matrix. The bi-pyramidal crystals are undamaged, sharp and highly lustrous! Backside and bottom are completely crystallized. It's a lovely specimen in very best condition!