Spessartine, Albite (Var: Pericline)
Shengus (Shingus), Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Thumbnail, 1.9 x 1.3 x 1.0 cm
A very aesthetic thumbnail specimen featuring a sharp, lustrous, deep red color trapezohedron of Spessartine with dodecahedral modifications. A twinned white crystal of Albite (var: "Pericline") is jutting out of the top of the Spessartine to create one of the most aesthetic and eye-catching thumbnails from Shengus that I have seen. The piece is nearly a floater were it not for a small contact from a previous Albite crystal on the other side of the piece. Ex. Richard Kosnar Collection.