Fluorite and Calcite With Muscovite
Nagar, Hunza Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Cabinet, 12.0 x 11.5 x 6.5 cm
Ex. Herb Obodda

From the early 2000's here, this is a stellar combination of Fluorite, Calcite, and Muscovite. There are two significant Fluorite crystals. The largest is 6 cm and heavily modified, with glossy to finely stepped faces that create a 'frosted' appearance. It is gemmy. The smaller is 4 cm and COMPLETELY GEMMY. Many of the faces are perfectly glassy, so it is like looking down into pink and green water. It has an elongated shape similar to that of a thick Spinel Twin Fluorite, with exquisitely modified edges and corners. It is far better in person - almost impossible to shoot because of how clear it is. The Calcites are in fan-shaped clusters of rounded light pink blades. They are in excellent condition with just one contact point on the presentation face. The Muscovite crystals form part of the matrix. This excellent cabinet specimen has great aesthetics, and is MUCH better in person. It is just unusual, amongst many from here that are "more of the same."