Muscovite, Albite
Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 8.9 x 8.1 x 6.4 cm
A super-dramatic and sculptural specimen of what is sometimes called "star" muscovite because it can form star-like shapes. It consists of thick books of platy muscovite crystals, intergrown with snowy albite. The shiny luster of the muscovite crystals was not picked up by the camera, but it is the familiar glittering shine. 8.9 x 8.1 x 6.4 cm