Cassiterite, Muscovite, Albite
Shengus (Shingus), Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 7.8 x 6.2 x 4.8 cm
A 1.9 x 1.7 cm cluster of sharp, mirror-bright, jet-black cassiterite crystals is aesthetically set in the undulating matrix of grayish, pearlescent muscovite blades with snow-white albite crystals. Cassiterite of this quality is rare for Pakistan and this is an excellent piece with great display aesthetics.