- Miniature, 4.0 x 3.0 x 3.0 cm
- Alchuri (Alchori; Aschudi), Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
- Ex. Herb Obodda
This is a rich, cluster of 'Alpine cleft'-type Vesuvianite crystals with incredible luster. There are dozens of very sharp, highly lustrous, gemmy, "root beer"-colored prisms of Vesuvianite, the largest of which is .9 cm. These Vesuvianite crystals form a dense, aesthetic cluster, especially on the presentation side where they splay out almost radially. The crystals have gemmy terminations where you can see sparkles of the clove-brown color. Much better in person, even. These came only in a few pockets around 2009-2010.