Microcline With Quartz, Cleavelandite, and Muscovite
Shigar Valley, northeast of Skardu, Baltistan, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 4.6 x 4.1 cm
Ex. Herb Obodda
Sharp and very attractive Carlsbad Twin of Microcline. The twin is 4 x 3.5 cm, and the luster and form are quite exceptional. The edges and faces are smooth and sharp to the point of looking polished - that's how good this crystal is. It looks like porcelain! It has a very good translucence, whereas most of these look like "rocks." This is one of the best examples of a single, classic white Microcline feldspar that I have seen, particularly in its size range