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A525 - Pollucite $ 350 SOLD
Shengus Mine, Skardu District, Pakistan
cabinet - 11 x 6.5 x 3 cm


Pollucite from Shengus Mine, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a525a.jpg] Pollucite from Shengus Mine, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a525b.jpg] Pollucite from Shengus Mine, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a525c.jpg]

Thin matrix of Feldspar covered by a druse of tiny Pollucite and well isolated larger Pollucite crystals. The larger crystals reach 1.3cm wide. Good specimen and different than most which are typically larger single crystals.


A526 - Pollucite $ 150 SOLD
Shengus Mine,Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 3.2 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm


Pollucite from Shengus Mine,Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a526a.jpg] Pollucite from Shengus Mine,Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a526b.jpg]

Single clear Pollucite set on a small amount of matrix. The crystal is complete all around and internally transparent.


A527 - Pollucite $ 90 SOLD
Skardu District, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.7 x 1.7 cm


Pollucite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a527a.jpg] Pollucite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a527b.jpg]

Single clear Pollucite set on a small amount of matrix. The crystal is 1.5cm wide, complete all around, with areas of transparency.


A528 - Pollucite $ 300 SOLD
Shengus Mine, Skardu District, Pakistan
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 3 cm


Pollucite from Shengus Mine, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a528a.jpg] Pollucite from Shengus Mine, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a528b.jpg] Pollucite from Shengus Mine, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a528c.jpg]

Unusual single crystal of Pollucite with the appearance of etched ice. The external crystal faces are apparent, however everywhere are deep grooves that extend inward, an unusual etching pattern.


A529 - Pollucite $ 400 SOLD
Skardu District, Pakistan
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 3 cm


Pollucite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a529a.jpg] Pollucite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a529b.jpg] Pollucite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a529c.jpg]

Unusual single crystal of Pollucite with the appearance of etched ice. Complete all around and undamaged. The external crystal faces are apparent, however everywhere are deep grooves that extend inward, an unusual etching pattern.


A530 - Sphene $ 95 SOLD
Tormiq Valley, Skardu District, Pakistan
small cabinet - 7 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Sphene from Tormiq Valley, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a530a.jpg] Sphene from Tormiq Valley, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a530b.jpg] Sphene from Tormiq Valley, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a530c.jpg]

Deep green, thick Sphene crystals on matrix. Crystal quality is superb with good color and thick, lustrous crystals. One crystal is broken off, otherwise perfect.


A531 - Spessartine, Schorl, Quartz $ 150 SOLD
Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 5 x 3.5 x 3.3 cm


Spessartine, Schorl, Quartz from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a531a.jpg] Spessartine, Schorl, Quartz from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a531b.jpg] Spessartine, Schorl, Quartz from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a531c.jpg] Spessartine, Schorl, Quartz from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a531d.jpg]

Cluster of Quartz crystals with a pristine and very lustrous Schorl crystal sticking up through the middle. Surrounding the Schorl are translucent red Spessartine crystals to 1.3cm. A small Quartz crystal has a Spessartine completely included within the Quartz!


A532 - Spessartine on Quartz $ 150 SOLD
Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 4.2 x 3.3 x 2.5 cm


Spessartine on Quartz from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a532a.jpg] Spessartine on Quartz from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a532b.jpg] Spessartine on Quartz from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a532c.jpg]

Large, partially etched Spessartine atop Quartz and Orthoclase.The backside of the Garnet is etched away but the crystal is completely undamaged.


A533 - Topaz $ 160 SOLD
Shigar Valley, Pakistan
miniature - 3.9 x 3.3 x 3 cm


Topaz from Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a533a.jpg] Topaz from Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a533b.jpg] Topaz from Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a533c.jpg]

Stout, transparent Topaz crystal, textbook form.


A534 - Topaz $ 120 SOLD
Shigar Valley, Pakistan
thumbnail - 3.1 x 2.7 x 2.5 cm


Topaz from Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a534a.jpg] Topaz from Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a534b.jpg] Topaz from Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a534c.jpg]

Transparent Topaz crystal, with classic chisel shaped termination.


A536 - Fluorite on Muscovite $ 450 SOLD
Chumar Bakhoor, Nagar, Pakistan
small cabinet - 8 x 6 x 5 cm


Fluorite on Muscovite from Chumar Bakhoor, Nagar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a536a.jpg] Fluorite on Muscovite from Chumar Bakhoor, Nagar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a536b.jpg] Fluorite on Muscovite from Chumar Bakhoor, Nagar, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a536c.jpg]

Large pink Fluorite atop Muscovite. The Fluorite has good pink color and is internally very transparent, gem quality.


A537 - Aquamarine on Albite $ 200 SOLD
Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Aquamarine on Albite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a537a.jpg] Aquamarine on Albite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a537b.jpg] Aquamarine on Albite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a537c.jpg]

Double terminated Aqua that sets up nicely on Albite matrix. Both terminations look etched, but interestingly, instead of pointy tips, the ends of each of the "etched" ends have flat terminations, indicating the terminations are due to unusual growth patterns, not etching.


A539 - Aquamarine on Albite with Muscovite $ 100 SOLD
Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 4 x 3.5 x 3 cm


Aquamarine on Albite with Muscovite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a539a.jpg] Aquamarine on Albite with Muscovite from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a539b.jpg]

1.8cm Aqua sticking out of Albite. The Aqua is beautifully etched and completely transparent.


A540 - Byssolite in Quartz $ 70 SOLD
Tormiq Valley, Skardu District, Pakistan
small cabinet - 7.5 x 7 x 5.5 cm


Byssolite in Quartz from Tormiq Valley, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a540a.jpg]

Large clear Quartz crystals partially colored green due to inclusions of Byssolite (a variety of Actinolite).


A543 - Aquamarine on Schorl $ 250 SOLD
Skardu District, Pakistan
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm


Aquamarine on Schorl from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a543a.jpg] Aquamarine on Schorl from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a543b.jpg] Aquamarine on Schorl from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a543c.jpg]

Thick grouping of parallel grown Schorl crystal intergrown with two gem Aqua crystals. The Aquas are terminated and undamaged, the Schorl is black but shows many brown, chatoyant areas on the surface.  Additionally, there is a small unidentified crystal surrounded by black, bladed crystals (Hematite?) that can be seen on the center of the specimen.



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