Feldspar Var. Microcline
Alchuri (Alchori; Aschudi), Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Cabinet, 11.4 x 11.0 x 7.3 cm
Ex. Herb Obodda
A huge, single crystal of Microcline from the Alpine cleft deposits of Shigar valley. This crystal, with it's excellent luster and surprising gemminess, is actually very imposing and one of the most sparkly and lustrous feldspars I have seen from this region. A fine specimen, with a nice gemmy cream color.