Alchuri (Alchori; Aschudi), Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Miniature, 4.8 x 0.9 x 1.1 cm
A superb gem specimen of clinzoisite from the recent find in Alchuri. It is glass-clear, with several sharp crystals growing in parallel. The luster is superb, too; the camera is looking right through the crystal, but if you tilt it to reflect light you see that it has a glassy luster. The color is the coffee color typical for this find. All terminations are complete and fine, including the sidecars.