Forsterite (Var: Peridot)
Sapat Gali (Soppat; Suppat; Sumpat), Manshera, Naran-Kagan Valley, Kohistan District, North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 6.2 x 5.3 x 5.2 cm
This is surely one of the largest Peridot crystals I've seen from this locality or any other world locality. The crystal is by no means perfect, as there are some contacts around the specimen, but for a Peridot crystal of this size, you'd be hard pressed to find another one as large. It is rather lustrous and relatively sharp, but most importantly, there are a few areas that actually pass light, so it's not just a large, opaque green crystal. 6.2 x 5.3 x 5.2cm