Quartz Pseudo. After Calcite With Actinolite
Cabinet, 11.5 x 7.3 x 3.4 cm
Alchuri (Alchori; Aschudi), Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
This unusual, sculptural piece is a one-off I have not seen more of. It is a very interesting and 3-D specimen with translucent, sparkling quartz that has completely replaced the original disc-shaped calcite crystals. Interspersed among the larger crystals are thin, acicular green crystals of actinolite variety byssolite.