Schorl, Quartz
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 6.4 x 4.7 x 3.1 cm
A lustrous, twisted schorl tourmaline crystal is aesthetically set on quartz crystals on this showy and unusual specimen from the Shigar Valley of Pakistan. The schorl was distorted from pressure during growth in the pocket and is complete-all-around and pristine. Both the large quartz the schorl rests on and the large quartz on the side of the schorl are doubly terminated and both are pristine. This is a floater specimen. Very interesting and unusual.