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Pakistan beauties



XN481 - Brucite - Sold
Killa Saifullah District, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 7.2 x 3.7 x 1.5 cm
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The sweeping shape of this brucite sculpture reminds me of a sea-horse, one of the most unusual and mysterious creatures that inhabit the earth. The bright lemon-yellow brucite is of best transparent quality with shiny luster and very nice crystallization all around. A single protruding cog-wheel of glassy brucite is a fine feature that adds a distinguishing outline. With best quality and condition this is a marvelous specimen of unique shape!


KL03 - Fluorite on Muscovite - 4800€
Nagar, Hunza valley, Gilgit District, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Size: 6.6 x 4 x 3 cm
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This is a very well balanced fluorite specimen. One remarkable fluorite main crystal that is free of any damage rests on a muscovite matrix which provides a very nice contrast and structure. The outline is quite distinctive which gives a special charm to this 3-dimensional piece.
The fluorite itself is limpid with a nice surface structure. At its backside you can see where the muscovite enters the fluorite but there is still no damage anywhere. An astonishingly good piece of great aesthetics and quality.


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!


ML463 - Anatase on Quartz - Sold
Zard Mts., Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 3.9 x 2.4 x 1.6 cm
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Super sharp anatase on white quartz in mesmerizing composition!
You can browse through hundreds of specimens without finding a piece of such exceptional beauty and perfection! The brilliant white quartz with some chlorite inclusions is the base for a group of high quality anatase crystals with bright luster, distinctive bi-pyramidal shape and pristine condition. The sharp crystals create a very distinctive outline with a doubly-terminated crystal prominently sitting at the highest spot. Distributed atop the anatase are some brown spots of iron oxide (possibly siderite) which add a little more color. Absolutely outstanding composition and quality are combined on this unique specimen!


FQ12 - Quartz - Sold
Tole, Wana, South Waziristan, Pakistan
Size: 9.6 x 7.7 x 4.9 cm
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It's a floater specimen of brilliant white quartz in marvelous condition! The largest crystal at the center is 6.8 cm long and 4.5 cm broad. It is encompassed by a lovely group of smaller crystals. Along the bottom you can see a white thread running through the crystals so you might call this a "Faden-quartz". The crystals are glassy with some white clouds, sharp and lustrous. At the tip there is a small rough patch but which is no abrasion but rather a very small contact.


ZX171 - Epidote - Sold
Tormiq valley, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Size: 7.5 x 3.8 x 1.5 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 is an exceptionally thick and meaty exemplar as you hardly find it on the market. The main crystal itself is 6.5 x 2.6 x 1.3 cm, nicely transparent and lustrous and with a sharp and well cut habit. At the base it is intergrown with smaller epidotes one of which is broken. But still, as the main crystal is so impressive and in really great condition this is an excellent epidote from this important locale!


CR654 - Brucite - Sold
Killa Saifullah District, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size: 9.5 x 6.7 x 2.5 cm
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This is sculpturesque lemon-yellow brucite of very best quality and in exceptionally appealing shape. The botryoidal brucite is nicely lustrous and crystallized on both, front and backside. Some intergrown pieces of rock adds contrast to this specimen that otherwise shines with the most vivid yellow color you can find!


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.