Fluorite on Muscovite With Aquamarine
Nagar, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 6.5 x 5.5 x 3.7 cm
A surprisingly aesthetic fluorite from the Aquamarine deposits in Nagar. Pegmatitic fluorites associated with aquamarine are at a premium, both at the source and on the market here. This is an extremely aesthetic combo piece with a sharp, very lustrous and bright octohedral fluorite perched on a natural pedestal of muscovite, and with sidecars of aquamarine in association. The fluorite is complete ALL AROUND and shows beautifully. I have seen few of this quality in this size range - usually the fluorites are stuck on big unwieldy plates of muscovite, making this somewhat of a rarity for its aesthetics. Joe Budd photos