Topaz, Feldspar Group, Albite (Var: Cleavelandite)
Dassu (Dasso; Dusso), Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Cabinet, 15.9 x 12.0 x 7.8 cm
Two totally gemmy, water-clear, colorless topaz crystals to 3.0 cm. The crystals have very complex terminations and project outward from the large cabinet specimen dominated by a huge, sharp feldspar crystal. Smaller topaz crystals, pearlescent, bladed cleavelandite and muscovite enshroud the matrix. An impressive large combination specimen from recent finds at Dassu, Haramosh Mountains, Pakistan.