Diopside, Prehnite, Albite
Alchuri (Alchori; Aschudi), Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Miniature, 4.9 x 2.7 x 2.3 cm
A wonderful "Alpine Type" specimen consisting of sharp, lustrous, gem/gemmy, deep green prismatic Diopside crystals associated with a small "cluster" of virtually colorless, gemmy Prehnite crystals and small, whitish, blocky Albite on matrix. This specimen came to Rich Kosnar about twelve years ago. A good reference association specimen from one of the premier "cleft" localities in Pakistan. Ex. Richard Kosnar Collection.