Zagi Mountain (Zegi Mountain), Mulla Ghori, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Pakistan
Miniature, 5.0 x 4.2 x 2.8 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 redefined the species for size and quality of crystals. This miniature specimen features a small (2.5 mm) very gemmy, rich honey-orange color hexagonal crystal of Bastnaesite-(Ce) with very sharp faces and good luster. It seems as though this locality has produced less and less of these outstanding specimens over the last few years.