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Spessartine on Quartz
stock #19.1-358
Shengus (Shingus) Haramoush Mts. Skardu District
Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
3.2 x 2.5 x 1.7 CM (thumbnail)
price: $390


Super esthetic, an outstanding thumbnail of etched Spessartine showing fine geometric forms. Dark red translucent Garnet with some color zoning on edges. The front display side is in excellent undamaged condition, the back side has contacts with recrystallization so is less distinct. The Garnet faces are showing growth structures which are especially clean and attractive. Similar to the well known Brazilian Spessartine from Navegadora, this is unusual for a Pakistani Garnet. Choice.
Vayrynenite -rare gem crystal
stock #19.1-299
Shengus (Shingus) Haramoush Mts. Skardu District
Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
1.7 x 1.3 x .6 CM (thumbnail)
price: $450


The rare gem mineral Vayrynenite has been found in a very few places worldwide, but by far the best have come from Pakistan, in small pockets sporadically over the past thirty years. This is from a pocket found in 2017 which was the last good find. Good orange red color, transparent to translucent showing very rough, crude terminations that at first glance look broken. These seem to have been etched and recrystallized at some point in the past. Well defined striations on the prism faces, this has well above average color, luster and transparency in a simple thumbnail.
Manganotantalite
stock #8AE-965
Shengus (Shingus) Haramoush Mts. Skardu District
Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
3.3 x 2.4 x 1.5 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $290
Dec 2018

Blocky type crude crystals of Manganotantalite in a cluster that show the red-brown color very well. An older piece from Skardu that has several intergrown crystals these are in quite good condition and most of the faces have very clear striations. Typically this specie has rounded, crude form crystals, often indistinct especially as they get larger. However this is a good deal sharper than most and there is only one spot with a very small contact, otherwise complete on all sides, a floater specimen.
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