Orthoclase (Baveno twinned)
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
Toenail, 3.3 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm
Ex. James (Jim) Houran
Under normal circumstances, having an Orthoclase this sharp and this gemmy would give you cause to celebrate owning a great thumbnail of such a common and normally "boring" species in this size range, but it being a Baveno twin makes this even more outstanding. The main crystal is 2 cm, lustrous, gemmy, and razor sharp. For the species, this is rather an amazing large thumbnail (or toenail sized specimen). Very aesthetic!