OB17A-86
Forsterite var. Peridot
$1,800.00
Sapat Gali, Naran, Kaghan Valley, Mansehra District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
ex. Herb Obodda
Miniature, 3.3 x 2.4 x 1.2 cm
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Sapat Gali is a now-classic locality that has produced the world's best crystals of Peridot, by far. The color is just a really rich, lime-green the likes of which you seldom see. The crystal is quite gemmy (easier to tell in person because of the great color saturation), has very good luster, and excellent form. It is contacted at the base of course, with the crystal complete otherwise and in very good condition. I know these came out for years, but this type is different - just a bit more vibrant in color, overall, and with great terminations. At 27 grams, this is a substantial, and aesthetic, Peridot. Middle photo shows with moderate backlighting. A superb, Sharp small miniature specimen - far beyond the normal quality of this material! This dates to the late 1990s or early 2000s.