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7 specimens found
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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


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.
Epidote
stock #8 AE-923
Hachupa (Hashupi). Shigar Valley, Skardu District
Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
6.6 x 4.3 x 1 CM (cabinet)
price: $360
new june 17

Sharp, gemmy undamaged and esthetic as well,this is a fine epidote showing a good olive green color. Looks a lot like a classic Austrian specimen but it is from Shigar. Display equally well from either side, a really great value for a good alpine style piece.
Elbaite (hollow, fibous) on Cleavlandite and Muscovite
stock #15.1-511
Skardu District
Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
6.8 x 6 x 5 CM (cabinet)
price: $975
Fall 2015

Stunning red Rubellite crystals with delicate "castellated" hollow terminations perched on a flowerlike rosette of Cleavlandite. Great form, color and display quality this rare etched habit of Elbaite is from a small recent find. In incredible condition, undamaged despite the delicate structure and attractive from all angles. Better in person, the larger Tourmaline is 4 CM tall, the smaller one is extra gemmy and perfectly hollowed out. An great value for a rare and pretty gem crystal specimen.
Topaz & Quartz
stock #8.E-922
Nyet, Braidu Valley, Skardu District
Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
5.5 x 4.7 x 2.1 CM (cabinet)
price: $750
Post Tucson 2015

Sharp gem Topaz nicely perched on doubly terminated quartz. This has a delicate light natural pinkish to sherry color and sharp, glassy luster that presents well from any angle. No damage (which is quite rare as well) from finds more than a decade ago. Esthetic and a very good value.
Elbaite on Quartz
stock #7.1-009
Chamachu, Haramoush Mts.
Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
9.1 x 5 x 6 CM (cabinet)
price: $490
pre Tucson 2015 update

A big, clear to milky terminated quartz crystal is the host for two color zoned Elbaite tourmalines that are both doubly terminated. The Elbaites are undamaged and each shows two different habits of termination. An early Skardu piece, this style just is not found anymore.
Beryl V. Aquamarine hollow crystal on Clevelandite w. Hydroxl-herderite
stock #0811-JM-1450
Dassu, Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan
Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
6.8 x 4.5 x 4.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $200
pre Tucson 2015 update

Unusual habit Aquamarine ex. John Marshall Collection. The main crystal is 3.4 CM across the termination face, with an etched cavity in the center that bells out inside the crystal. The there is also a 2.2 CM Hydroxy-herderite crystal on the back side as a bonus. Good condition and a very nice "oddity" from this prolific region.
Spodumene Var. Hiddenite
stock #7-PAK-310
Shigar, Skardu District, Baltistan
Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
5.2 x 2.5 CM (miniature)
price: $125


A single gemmy mint green crystal with a complete, jagged termination. From the finds in Shigar about 5 years ago, this seems to be one of those with stable color. A very good value in an uncommon spodumene variant.
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