Scheelite, Quartz
Cabinet, 11.6 x 8.8 x 7.4 cm
Skardu, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
This is a large and rich specimen from a NEW FIND of scheelite in Pakistan! The largest crystal here (2 cm) actually has some gemminess to it, and has a good glassy luster. These scheelites are distinctive in that they are on a bed of very gemmy, slender quartz crystals. Scheelite finds are very rare - the vast majority on the market come from China, and to a lesser extent, Vietnam. So this find is quite significant.