Schorl, Quartz
Cabinet, 9.5 x 7.9 x 6.5 cm
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
A distinctively different, very showy schorl and quartz specimen from recent finds in the Shigar Valley of Pakistan. These high luster schorls have an unusual fibrous look to them. The dominating, upright schorl, at 7.8 cm tall is striking and is slightly bent. The quartz crystal, studded with and included with schorl crystals, is actually doubly terminated, pristine and is 6.0 cm long.