Spessartine, Schorl, Muscovite, Albite, Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Shengus (Shingus), Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Cabinet, 15.9 x 10.9 x 9.4 cm
An impressive, architectural, 3-dimensional, large cabinet combination specimen from recent finds at Shengus, Paksitan. Large, up to 3.5 cm, gemmy and lustrous, cherry-red spessartine garnets are nestled amongst or flank a striking parallel-growth cluster of pearlescent, silvery muscovite blades. One side hosts a dramatic T-shaped, combination cluster. A 7.0 cm wide cluster of gemmy spesartines caps a 5.8 cm tall, lustrous and striated schorl crystal. There are even a couple of gemmy aquamarine crystals to 1.7 cm and quartz crystals hidden amongst the muscovites. The whole piece rests on snow-white albite.