Aliabad, Hunza Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Miniature, 4.5 x 4.0 x 3.0 cm
Ex. Herb Obodda

Pargasite is an uncommon member of the Amphibole group, and an unusually colorful one, at that. This Pargasite is superb in every way, much sharper than normally seen. The 1.2 x 1.2 cm crystal, reasonably large for the species, has sharp, lustrous faces with attractive striations, it is gemmy to translucent, and has intense green color. The crystal has a very good stepped termination, with the other end covered by the attractive, contrasting white marble. Highly representative of the uncommon, very colorful species and locality.