Forsterite (Var: Peridot)
Sapat Gali (Soppat; Suppat; Sumpat), Manshera, Naran-Kagan Valley, Kohistan District, North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 5.8 x 5.4 x 4.5 cm
A pleasing matrix cluster of equant, lustrous, lime-green peridot crystals to 2.1 cm from Soppat, Pakistan. This is a classic and very uncommon matrix example of what have become some of the finest peridot crystals in the world. Several of the crystals are gem quality, cutter material, while the rest are gemmy/translucent. The crystals are all pristine on the display view, except for minor periphery wear.