Forsterite (Var: Peridot), Ludwigite
Sapat Gali (Soppat; Suppat; Sumpat), Manshera, Naran-Kagan Valley, Kohistan District, North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan
Thumbnail, 2.8 x 2.0 x 1.1 cm
A fat, and exceptionally well-terminated peridot crystal! Peridot crystals of size are usually somewhat rounded, and to get a crystal of this gemmy, transparent quality, so thick, and with such a wonderfully basal termination, is very uncommon. As an added bonus, it is included by sharp, vertical, crystals of the rare species Ludwigite, which makes for a stark contrast. 2.8 x 2 x 1.1 cm