Orthoclase Var. Adularia
Alchuri (Alchori; Aschudi), Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Miniature, 3.3 x 2.8 x 2.7 cm
Ex. Wendell E. Wilson

These rhombic crystals of Orthoclase are some of the most lustrous and gemmy that I have seen. The sharp faces are mirror-like in their luster, the edges of the main rhomb are about 1.3 cm, and the outer half of each crystal id perfectly gemmy. Shooting clear crystal on cores of white is nigh impossible, these are much better in person. Very aesthetic.