Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Miniature, 4.9 x 4.1 x 2.0 cm
A gemmy, very sharp and lustrous, 2.2 cm axinite crystal jauntily set on a thin matrix plate with smaller axinite crystals from the Shigar Valley of Pakistan. The large crystal is pristine and has beautiful clove-brown to plum-purple color with a very sharp beveled edge. A very showy and essentially damage-free specimen of this mineral from a pegmatite region, NOT from the traditional alpine clefts it is normally found in.