Spessartine, Albite
Shengus (Shingus), Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 9.1 x 7.8 x 5.8 cm
Several lovely muted-red colored, gemmy, lustrous modified/etched trapezohedral Spessartine crystals sit atop porous, etched, lustrous white blocky crystals of Albite with minor Muscovite. The piece is very three dimensional showing beautiful overall form and aesthetic quality. I don't remember seeing Spessartine like this from Pakistan before, and it is certainly different for Shengus.