Quartz with Actinolite inclusions
Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 8.2 x 2.1 x 1.8 cm
Ex. Herb Obodda
Large, single crystal of Quartz, richly included by slender needles of Actinolite. The Quartz crystal, which is gemmy and tapered, is heavily included near the base. The upper half of the crystal has the Actinolite needles sufficiently spread out that you can appreciate both the gemminess of the Quartz and the delicate beauty and distribution of the Actinolite. One of the nicer of these combinations that I have seen from here for the size. Better even, in person.