Brookite, Quartz
Thumbnail, 2.0 x 1.6 x 1.2 cm
Taftan, Chagai District, Balochistan (Baluchistan), Pakistan
From the new find of the Fall of 2004. These new Brookite specimens are some of the finest quality "Alpine-type" Brookites in the world. Reminiscent of the finest TRUE ALPINE Brookite specimens from the Italian and Swiss Alps, these crystals are just as sharp, lustrous, gemmy and colorful. If these new specimens from Pakistan were found in the Italy or Switzerland, they would be worth thousands of dollars apiece to knowledgeable collectors (if you could even get a European collector to part with one). That's how good they are. This particular specimen features a superb quality, razor-sharp, lustrous, translucent, fiery orange color, Brookite crystal with a classic black "phantom" running the length of the crystal. To top if off, the Brookite is sitting atop gem quality Quartz crystal matrix. Trust me folks, if this crystal was found in the Alps, it would be a very good specimen. Ex. Brian Kosnar.