Hydroxylherderite, Schorl, Albite
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Thumbnail, 2.0 x 2.0 x 1.0 cm
An extremely rare thing, this! Green hydroxylherderites of this odd tabular form were found just once, about 1988. I got this one from Herb Obodda. This one features a 2 x 2 x 1 cm crystal perched on a knob of albite, with a small schorl hanging off one side for accent from that view; and the beautiful white of the albite ball presenting on the other side. There is a smaller, secondary crystal beneath the major crystal. 3.3 x 3 x 2.3 cm