- Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 3.9 x 2.7 cm
- Zagi Mountain, Kafoor Dheri, near Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
- Ex. Herb Obodda
This is a HUGE single crystal of the rare earth element species Bastnaesite. Seldom do we see them so large from any locale. This piece has a rich leather-brown color and waxy luster, making it a rare large display-quality specimen. The upwards-splaying shape is natural, although odd for the species. It is complete, though contacted where it grew against other minerals or host rock. A major example of the species in display size, from the noted collection of dealer Herb Obodda, who brought so many of them out. Joe Budd photos.