Schorl, Albite (Var: Cleavelandite), Apatite-(Caf), Quartz
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Cabinet, 9.6 x 7.7 x 7.2 cm
A superb schorl with sharp and lustrous crystals ensconced in a nest of the glistening white bladed cleavelandite. Additionally, this piece has associated minerals for accent - a 1 inch or so pink apatite near the base, and a gem quartz crystal as well. The schorl termination is complete and pristine, with incredible luster. Mined in early 2008. Weighs 557 grams.