Tormiq valley, Haramosh Mts., NW of Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Thumbnail, 2.7 x 2.3 x 2.1 cm
Ex. Herb Obodda
Tormiq is one of the classic 'Alpine-type' Titanite localities in Pakistan, and this area has produced some superb crystals of the species, especially twins. This thumbnail features lustrous and green twins of Titanite, which are partially included with Chlorite at the bases of the crystals. This adds to the piece both mineralogically and visually. Interestingly, there are two sets of twins, conjoined along the twinning plane, which adds drama to the piece. Better in person.