Quartz With Actinolite Inclusions
Alchuri (Alchori; Aschudi), Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 8.5 x 7.0 x 6.5 cm
Ex. Herb Obodda
Choice, huge single point of Quartz, with a nice 3.5 cm sidecar. The gemminess and luster of the Quartz is exemplary, but what makes it stand out are the 1-2 mm-thick tubes that run throughout the Quartz. They are either currently filled with, or once had, needles of Actinolite. The aesthetics of this uncommon specimen are excellent and it was long a part of the Obodda display collection.