Minerals of Pakistan and Afghanistan


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A343 - Beryllonite $ 280 SOLD
Shengus Mine, Skardu District, Pakistan
small cabinet - 6 x 6 x 5.5 cm


Beryllonite from Shengus Mine, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a343a.jpg] Beryllonite from Shengus Mine, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a343b.jpg]

Jumbled group of Beryllonite crystals on matrix of Feldspar and Quartz crystals. Largest Beryllonite is 2.8cm wide.


A344 - Schorl with Orthoclase $ 150 SOLD
Skardu District, Pakistan
small cabinet - 7 x 5.5 x 5 cm


Schorl with Orthoclase from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a344a.jpg] Schorl with Orthoclase from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a344b.jpg] Schorl with Orthoclase from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a344c.jpg]

Lustrous black Schorl crystals attractively arranged on blocky white Orthoclase crystals. Fine quality Orthoclase with smooth lustrous faces, even a 2.8cm wide double term crossing the central Schorl crystal.


A345 - Schorl, Aquamarine with Orthoclase $ 200 SOLD
Skardu District, Pakistan
small cabinet - 7 x 5 x 3.5 cm


Schorl, Aquamarine with Orthoclase from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a345a.jpg] Schorl, Aquamarine with Orthoclase from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a345b.jpg] Schorl, Aquamarine with Orthoclase from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a345c.jpg]

Lustrous black Schorl crystals and 3 Aqua on blocky white Orthoclase crystals. The Aquamarines are transparent and included by tiny needle-like Schorl crystals.


A346 - Schorl with Orthoclase $ 130 SOLD
Skardu District, Pakistan
small cabinet - 6 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm


Schorl with Orthoclase from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a346a.jpg] Schorl with Orthoclase from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a346b.jpg] Schorl with Orthoclase from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a346c.jpg]

Lustrous black Schorl crystals attractively set in white Orthoclase crystals. The luster on these Schorl crystals is especially good.


A347 - Schorl with Orthoclase $ 90 SOLD
Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 3.9 x 3.1 x 3 cm


Schorl with Orthoclase from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a347a.jpg] Schorl with Orthoclase from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a347b.jpg]

Lustrous black Schorl crystals in attractive spray formation on white Orthoclase crystals. A couple crystals are broken off.


A348 - Schorl with Orthoclase $ 100 SOLD
Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 4.6 x 4 x 3 cm


Schorl with Orthoclase from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a348a.jpg] Schorl with Orthoclase from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a348b.jpg] Schorl with Orthoclase from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a348c.jpg] Schorl with Orthoclase from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a348d.jpg]

Lustrous black Schorl crystals attractively arranged on blocky white Orthoclase crystals. There are a couple small Garnets present and most interesting is a small Aqua crystal sticking straight out the tip of one of the main Schorl crystals.


A349 - Schorl with Orthoclase $ 50 SOLD
Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Schorl with Orthoclase from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a349a.jpg] Schorl with Orthoclase from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a349b.jpg]

Lustrous black Schorl crystals attractively arranged on blocky white Orthoclase crystals.


A350 - Schorl with Orthoclase $ 30 SOLD
Skardu District, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.2 x 2 cm


Schorl with Orthoclase from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a350a.jpg] Schorl with Orthoclase from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a350b.jpg]

Lustrous black Schorl crystals attractively arranged on white Orthoclase crystals.


A351 - Aquamarine, Topaz on Orthoclase $ 300 SOLD
Skardu District, Pakistan
small cabinet - 7 x 7 x 5 cm


Aquamarine, Topaz on Orthoclase from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a351a.jpg] Aquamarine, Topaz on Orthoclase from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a351b.jpg] Aquamarine, Topaz on Orthoclase from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a351c.jpg]

Large and pristine, pearly white Orthoclase crystal with clusters of Aqua crystals on the left and two attached Topaz. crystals on the right side. It seems funny raving about a white Orthoclase crystal, but this Orthoclase is really good


A352 - Herderite $ 60 SOLD
Sassi, Haramosh, Gilgit, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.8 x 2.2 x 2 cm


Herderite from Sassi, Haramosh, Gilgit, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a352a.jpg] Herderite from Sassi, Haramosh, Gilgit, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a352b.jpg] Herderite from Sassi, Haramosh, Gilgit, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a352c.jpg]

Single dipyramidal Herderite crystal. Good luster with attached Albite and Byssolite (fibrous actinolite).


A353 - Topaz with Quartz SOLD
Shigar Valley, Pakistan
small cabinet - 7.2 x 7 x 4 cm


Topaz with Quartz from Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a353a.jpg] Topaz with Quartz from Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a353b.jpg] Topaz with Quartz from Shigar Valley, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a353c.jpg]

Lustrous 3 x 3cm Topaz crystal set perfectly for display Albite and Quartz crystals. Topaz is shape edged and lustrous and can be viewed equally well from both sides. Undamaged, valued at $200-$300.


A354 - Topaz with Orthoclase $ 100 SOLD
Tormiq Valley, Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2 cm


Topaz with Orthoclase from Tormiq Valley, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a354a.jpg] Topaz with Orthoclase from Tormiq Valley, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a354b.jpg] Topaz with Orthoclase from Tormiq Valley, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a354c.jpg]

Double terminated Topaz crystal stuck to the side of a sharp, pearly white Orthoclase crystal. Both crystals are well formed and undamaged.


A356 - Topaz SOLD
Tormiq Valley, Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Topaz from Tormiq Valley, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a356a.jpg] Topaz from Tormiq Valley, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a356b.jpg]

Fine quality Topaz crystals intersecting at a nearly right angle. Gemmy, undamaged light brown crystals.


A357 - Topaz $ 180 SOLD
Skardu District, Pakistan
miniature - 4.4 x 3.5 x 2.9 cm


Topaz from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a357a.jpg] Topaz from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a357b.jpg]

Gemmy single crystal, undamaged, light brown in color.


A358 - Spessartine on/in Quartz $ 60 SOLD
Skardu District, Pakistan
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3 x 2 cm


Spessartine on/in Quartz from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a358a.jpg] Spessartine on/in Quartz from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a358b.jpg] Spessartine on/in Quartz from Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a358c.jpg]

Red Spessartine on and in a flaoter Quartz crystal. The Spessartine are a lighter and brighter in color than typical Paki Spessartine crystals, with the appearance of a feceted gem set in the face of the Quartz crystal.



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