Fluorite, Beryl (Var: Aquamarine), Muscovite
Mandoosh-Bar, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 8.7 x 7.3 x 6.0 cm
This is one of two such oddball fluorites that I saw come out of Pakistan in 1991. The large 4.5 cm pastel pink Fluorite has very good luster and clarity, sits beautifully on a bed of Muscovite crystals, and has nestled against one corner a few Aquamarines. A wonderful combination piece, with an eye-popping fluorescence to boot. There is some minor edge wear, and a contact point on the back. Overall, a terrific specimen.