Pakistan and Afghanistan


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A635 - Indicolite $ 350 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
miniature - 3.3 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm


Indicolite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a635a.jpg] Indicolite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a635b.jpg] Indicolite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a635c.jpg]

Diverging spray cluster of Indicolite crystals. Deep blue, translucent.


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A636 - Topaz $ 320 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Ghundao Hill, Katlang, NWFP, Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.1 x 0.8 x 0.5 cm


Topaz from Ghundao Hill, Katlang, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a636a.jpg] Topaz from Ghundao Hill, Katlang, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a636b.jpg] Topaz from Ghundao Hill, Katlang, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a636c.jpg]

Facet grade orange Topaz crystal.


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A637 - Tantalite $ 100 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Chamachu Mine, Shengus, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
thumbnail - 1.9 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm


Tantalite from Chamachu Mine, Shengus, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a637a.jpg] Tantalite from Chamachu Mine, Shengus, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a637b.jpg] Tantalite from Chamachu Mine, Shengus, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a637c.jpg]

Double terminated, jet black crystal.


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A639 - Beryllonite $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
miniature - 4.6 x 3.0 x 2 cm


Beryllonite from Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a639a.jpg] Beryllonite from Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a639b.jpg] Beryllonite from Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a639c.jpg]

Double terminated crystal with good fiber optic qualities. Similar to the polished Ulexite ofter seen, you can see printed words through the crystal when placed on newsprint (though not nearly as well as Ulexite).


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A640 - Beryllonite with Quartz $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
miniature - 3.2 x 2.0 x 2 cm


Beryllonite with Quartz from Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a640a.jpg] Beryllonite with Quartz from Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a640b.jpg] Beryllonite with Quartz from Shengus Mine, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a640c.jpg]

Double terminated Beryllonite with an attached double terminated Quartz.
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A641 - Elbaite $ 280 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Kunar Province, Afghanistan
thumbnail - 3 x 0.5 x 0.5 cm


Elbaite from Kunar Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a641a.jpg] Elbaite from Kunar Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a641b.jpg] Elbaite from Kunar Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a641c.jpg]

Terminated blue Elbaite, highly gemmy facet quality crystal.


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A642 - Bastnasite-(Ce) $ 220 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Zagi Mountain, NWFP, Pakistan
thumbnail - 1.4 x 0.4 x 0.4 cm


Bastnasite-(Ce) from Zagi Mountain, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a642a.jpg] Bastnasite-(Ce) from Zagi Mountain, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a642b.jpg]

Small but gem quality single crystal with good termination, undamaged. Transparent top to bottom.


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A643 - Kunzite $ 350 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
miniature - 4.8 x 3.2 x 2.8 cm


Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a643a.jpg] Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a643b.jpg] Kunzite from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/a643c.jpg]

Uncommonly seen Kunzite - transparent with sharply pyramidal termination and sharp well defined edges - no etching.


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A644 - Peridot $ 600 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Sappat, Kohistan, Pakistan
thumbnail - 3 x 2.8 x 2.5 cm


Peridot from Sappat, Kohistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a644a.jpg] Peridot from Sappat, Kohistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a644b.jpg] Peridot from Sappat, Kohistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a644c.jpg]

Thick single crystal with well formed crystal faces (compared to the usual "melted" looking crystals) with good internal transparency.


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A645 - Clinozoisite $ 380 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Alchuri, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
small cabinet - 6.5 x 2.0 x 2 cm


Clinozoisite from Alchuri, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a645a.jpg] Clinozoisite from Alchuri, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a645b.jpg] Clinozoisite from Alchuri, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a645c.jpg] Clinozoisite from Alchuri, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a645d.jpg] Clinozoisite from Alchuri, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a645e.jpg] Clinozoisite from Alchuri, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a645f.jpg]

Undamaged floater cluster, main crystal is 5.7cm long, double terminated, better transparency than most.


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A647 - Elbaite with Quartz $ 300 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
miniature - 3.2 x 3.2 x 2 cm


Elbaite with Quartz from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a647a.jpg] Elbaite with Quartz from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a647b.jpg] Elbaite with Quartz from Stak Nala, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a647c.jpg]

Double terminated crystal with pink tip on one end and green and clear tip on the other. Undamaged, fine specimen.


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A649 - Goshenite $ 60 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Skardu Dist., Pakistan
miniature - 4.5 x 2.8 x 0.9 cm


Goshenite from Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a649a.jpg] Goshenite from Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a649b.jpg] Goshenite from Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a649c.jpg]

Tabular, transparent Goshenite with interesting growth patterns on the surface.


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A650 - Hambergite $ 500 (=~ CAN$ 0) SOLD
Chamachu Mine, Shengus, Skardu Dist., Pakistan
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.3 x 1.3 cm


Hambergite from Chamachu Mine, Shengus, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a650a.jpg] Hambergite from Chamachu Mine, Shengus, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a650b.jpg] Hambergite from Chamachu Mine, Shengus, Skardu Dist., Pakistan [db_pics/pics/a650c.jpg]

Double terminated, twinned Hambergite crystal.



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