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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.
Apatite (Fluorapatite) on Albite
stock #19.1-298
Dassu, Braldu Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan
Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
2.8 x 1.9 x 2 CM (thumbnail)
price: $140


A clear pink Apatite with a wispy phantom nicely exposed on a white Albite matrix. Intense yellow Fluorescence and a clean, glassy luster add to the interest of this choice thumbnail. Displays fine from several angles, this is in excellent condition.
Titanite (Sphene) on Orthoclase with Adularia, Clinochlore etc.
stock #19.1-256
Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan
Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
3.6 x 3.3 x 1.4 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $290
Spring 2019

A fine twinned Sphene crystal is perched like an arrow on the matrix. Small adhering crystals of Schorl, Adularia and Clinoclore add some extra sparkle. The Titanite is very sharp, lustrous and gemmy in areas. Very fine condition, magnification finds some small contacts but otherwise in great shape and damage free.
Fluorite- etched pink on Muscovite
stock #15.1-911
Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley
Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
5.7 x 4.4 x 3.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $220
Spring 2019

Pink Fluorite crystal with fine clarity, light frosting and distinctive form. No damage, the Fluorite is nestled among sharp Muscovite crystals and is well protected. The habit is a highly modified octahedron with complexity that adds to visual interest. A 1.5 CM gem clear Fluorite that is better in person. A really good example of Pakistani pink alpine Fluorite that will not break the bank.
Fluorite on Beryl (Aquamarine)
stock #18-AX-10-745
Gilgit, Gilgit district
Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
7.3 x 5.2 x 4.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $600
Late Summer 2018

A choice combination specimen with light pink octahedral Fluorite on gemmy clear Aquamarine. The largest Beryl is 2.5 CM tall and well exposed on the matrix of Muscovite and Albite. This is a typical Northern Pakistan assemblage. The condition is quite fine, good magnification finds some tiny rough spots on a few Beryl edges but this is perfect by naked eye. Ex. William Hladysz collection. Separately both the Beryl and the Fluorite are fairly good but not extraordinary, however in a combination like this they are much more impressive.
Spessartine on Muscovite
stock #18-AX- 14-337
Gilgit, Gilgit district
Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
4.7 x 4 x 3.9 CM (miniature)
price: $880
Late Summer 2018

Superb glassy garnets arranged in parallel or epitaxial stack making a wonderful natural sculpture. Perched on Muscovite crystals the Spessartine is very lustrous and in fine condition. Displays well from several angles, this was collected almost 25 years ago. Eyecatching and esthetic.
Epidote -Doubly terminated
stock #18-AX-19-123
Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan
Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
4 x 1.6 x .6 CM (miniature)
price: $80
Worldwide mix summer

A glassy yellow-green crystal cluster of classic form that is largely transparent from Alchuri. Doubly terminated and nearly a complete floater. There is a small edge rough spot where this was in contact with another crystal. The Pakistani Epidote can look a lot like other Alpine localities but have some distinctions too. This is a nice complete and very affordable example.
Elbaite- Three color Tourmaline on Clevelandite
stock #18.1-163
Stak Nala, Haramoush Mountains
Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
4.1 x 4 x 3.3 CM (miniature)
price: $290
Spring update

A single terminated Elbaite crystal 3.1 CM long is nicely set on Clevelandite blades from the famed Stak Nala pegmatites. A few crystals of the Clevelandite have grown into the Tourmaline but most of it is well exposed and fully visible. In good condition, the three color Elbaites are much less common at Stak Nala. A cute miniature that is quite affordable for one of these.
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