Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Small Cabinet, 8.6 x 2.8 x 1.5 cm
Ex. Herb Obodda
Petalite is a fairly rare lithium aluminum silicate, and occasionally superb gemmy crystals like this are found among the beautiful Tourmalines and Beryls for which Paprok is known. This particular Petalite is large, lustrous and transparent. It has been slightly etched as are most, but easily retains the overall crystal habit. It is very gemmy and transparent where the etching is minimal. Complete-all-around, and an excellent example of the species.