Titanite, Actinolite (Var: Byssolite)
Alchuri (Alchori; Aschudi), Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Miniature, 3.3 x 2.3 x 0.7 cm
Alchuri has produced some beautiful and unique Titanite specimens, in a good range of colors and habits. One of the smaller finds produced gemmy, honey-colored wedge-shaped crystals. These are "Alpine-type" Titanite crystals, like those found in Austria, Italy or Switzerland. This specimen features a very pronounced, sharp, lustrous, rich honey color, tabular or wedge-shaped crystal of Titanite with slight bluish-green Actinolite (var: "Byssolite") .