Minerals from Pakistan and Afghanistan

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H1 - Hambergite $ 1500 SOLD
Dassu, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
miniature - 3.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm


Hambergite from Dassu, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/ham1.jpg] Hambergite from Dassu, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/ham2.jpg] Hambergite from Dassu, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/ham3.jpg] Hambergite from Dassu, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/ham4.jpg]

Glassy well formed Hambergite crystal of top quality atop Albite. The small partial crystal on top the main crystal rehealed (and was covered in pocket clay when I purchased it). This is fine, sharply formed crystal with transparency, which is exceptional as the vast majority of Hambergites are usually opaque and/or crudely formed, 3.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm.


A275 - Herderite on Topaz $ 700
Dassu, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
thumbnail - 2 x 1.9 x 1.9 cm


Herderite on Topaz from Dassu, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a275a.jpg] Herderite on Topaz from Dassu, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a275b.jpg] Herderite on Topaz from Dassu, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a275c.jpg] Herderite on Topaz from Dassu, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a275d.jpg]

Green Herderite crystals to 1.6cm on a gem Topaz crystal, 2 x 1.9 x 1.9 cm.


A276 - Clinozoisite $ 300
Tormiq, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.5 x 1 cm


Clinozoisite from Tormiq, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a276a.jpg] Clinozoisite from Tormiq, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a276b.jpg]

Complete, glassy and gemmy single crystal, complete all around, 2.7 x 2.5 x 1 cm.


A277 - Clinozoisite $ 300 SOLD
Tormiq, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
miniature - 4 x 1.9 x 1 cm


Clinozoisite from Tormiq, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a277a.jpg] Clinozoisite from Tormiq, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a277b.jpg] Clinozoisite from Tormiq, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a277c.jpg]

Complete, glassy and gemmy crystal. This is an intergrown pair with a grove in the termination separating the duel terminations, 4 x 1.9 x 1 cm.


A278 - Beryllonite $ 280 SOLD
Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
thumbnail - 3 x 3 x 2 cm


Beryllonite from Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a278a.jpg] Beryllonite from Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a278b.jpg] Beryllonite from Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a278c.jpg]

Gemmy single crystal. Beryllonite was previously very rare until good crystals started coming out of Brazil recently associated with Brazilianite. Then big crystals started to appear from the pegmatites of Pakistan, however while large, most are opaque white crystals. This one is unusually gemmy and is facet quality in areas, 3 x 3 x 2 cm.


A280 - Peridot $ 400 SOLD
Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.4 x 1.8 cm


Peridot from Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a280a.jpg] Peridot from Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a280b.jpg]

Peridot crystal cluster. The crystals have great lime green color and are very gemmy, size 2.7 x 2.4 x 1.8 cm.


A281 - Peridot $ 400
Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.4 x 1.5 cm


Peridot from Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a281a.jpg] Peridot from Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a281b.jpg] Peridot from Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a281c.jpg]

Sharp Peridot crystal with good green color and very gemmy. Good Peridot crystals will have sharp edges versus the more commonly seen rounded edged crystals - this is a good one, size 2.5 x 2.4 x 1.5 cm.


A282 - Peridot with Ludwigite $ 600 SOLD
Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan
miniature - 3.2 x 2.8 x 1.5 cm


Peridot with Ludwigite from Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a282a.jpg] Peridot with Ludwigite from Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a282b.jpg] Peridot with Ludwigite from Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a282c.jpg]

Transparent gem Peridot crystal with needle-like inclusions of Ludwigite. One main crystal with a small side crystal attached. This one is so clear you can see right through it, size 3.2 x 2.8 x 1.5 cm.


A283 - Peridot $ 225 SOLD
Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.6 x 1.1 cm


Peridot from Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a283a.jpg] Peridot from Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a283b.jpg] Peridot from Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a283c.jpg]

Sharp Peridot crystal with good green color and gemmy. Good Peridot crystals will have sharp edges versus the more commonly seen rounded edged crystals - this is a good one, size 2.5 x 1.6 x 1.1 cm.


A288 - Peridot SOLD
Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan
thumbnail -


Peridot from Sapat Valley, Mansehra, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a288.jpg]

Two well formed Peridot crystals with great lime green color, small one is complete, the larger has an area of damage ont he backside, size 1.5 cm and 0.9 cm.


A286 - Vayrynenite $ 500 SOLD
Shengus Mine, Skardu District, Pakistan
thumbnail - 1.4 x 0.7 x 0.2 cm


Vayrynenite from Shengus Mine, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a286a.jpg] Vayrynenite from Shengus Mine, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a286b.jpg]

Fine crystal of the rare Vayryninite with rich pink color, good transparency, and perfect termination, undamaged, 1.4 x 0.7 x 0.2 cm.


A287 - Vayrynenite $ 500 SOLD
Shengus Mine, Skardu District, Pakistan
thumbnail - 1.4 x 1 x 0.5 cm


Vayrynenite from Shengus Mine, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a287a.jpg] Vayrynenite from Shengus Mine, Skardu District, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a287b.jpg]

Terminated Vayryninite crystal with deep pink color and good transparency, 1.4 x 1 x 0.5 cm.



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