Hachupa, Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 7.4 x 3.2 x 1.0 cm
Ex. Herb Obodda
Epidote-Clinozoisite is one of the best-known of all the Alpine cleft species in the world, and in recent years (as of 2016) some of the finest specimens in the world have come out of Pakistan. These bladed specimens are seemingly identical to one habit of the classic Alpine specimens from Europe, and in certain instances, have surpassed the European specimens for quality and gemminess. This cluster of sharp crystals features water-clear, gem, olive-brown crystals that are complete save for the base, and in excellent condition. The luster is superb, and the brown 'veils' add a level of aesthetics that you don't often see. Highly representative of the species and locale, this is exceptional for its size range and aesthetic balance.