Zagi Mountain (Zegi Mountain), Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Pakistan
Thumbnail, 1.8 x 1.5 x 1.1 cm
The famous Trimouns Quarry in France was probably the best known locality for Bastnaesite-(Ce) in the world until Zagi Mountain came along. These fairly new specimens have simply redefined the species for size and quality of crystals. This thumbnail specimen features a few very gemmy, rich honey-orange color hexagonal crystals of Bastnaesite-(Ce) with relatively sharp faces and very good luster.