Quartz, Actinolite
Alchuri (Alchori; Aschudi), Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Large Cabinet, 17.9 x 16.4 x 9.6 cm
A large mound of transparent quartz crystals rising up strikingly from the matrix. Inside many of the crystals you can see acicular crystals of green actinolite, like little green needles. In a couple of places, the quartz is spiking through milky crystals of calcite.