Peridot With Ludwigite Inclusions
Soppat, Naran-Kagan Valley, Kohistan District, North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan
Miniature, 3.2 x 2.0 x 1.6 cm
Ex. Wayne Thompson
This crystal has unusually good, intense lime-green color and internal clarity. You can see inside the needle-like crystals of ludwigite, for which this locality is known. This crystal is unusually equant and 3-dimensional, rather than "squished" into 2 dimensions as are most Pakistani peridots, and in form is thus more prismatic and beryl-like. Complete all around, too!