Zagi Mountain (Zegi Mountain), Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Pakistan
Miniature, 3.7 x 1.4 x 0.6 cm
A large, textbook, gemmy, rust-red Bastnaesite crystal from recent finds at Zagi Mountain, Pakistan. This pristine, superb, sharp crystal has textbook hexagonal form for this rare cerium carbonate. This crystal has superb intense color, gemminess, luster, and form. It is from this find that redefines what the average collector can get for the top of the species. The backlit photo highlights the incredibly rich golden-amber color and gemminess of this fine crystal.