Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley
Gilgit, Northern Areas,
5 x 4.8 x 3 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
A slightly zoned and lightly etched pink Fluorite octahedron from early finds at Chumar Bakhoor. Some of the corners also show a stepped overgrowth with a smoother texture. In fine condition on the display sides, the back is contacted from the matrix and has a little adhering Mica, none of which is seen from the front. The crystal is translucent to transparent and will glow brightly when backlit. Pink Fluorites with this sort of etching are almost exclusively found in Alpine type clefts and this is no exception. In person the color is a more vivid than can be seen in the photos. Good pink Fluorites are prized and often very costly. This is a choice piece and a good value.
Fluellite with Wavellite
Willard mine, Willard District. Pershing County
7 x 4.6 x 3.2 CM (cabinet)
Pre Holiday 2017
A quite rare mineral not often seen for sale in esthetic specimens, this is a fine and rich specimen of Fluellite. The crystals are sharp, transparent and well formed colorless although a few have a slight yellow tinge. Balls of greenish Wavellite are present and a few other small needle crystals probably Minyulite but not verified. the crystals are in fine condition being protected in the central vug of this specimen.