Small Cabinet, 5.7 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm
Laila, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Ex. Herb Obodda
A superb group of metallic, heavily striated Magnetite octahedrons up to 2.5 cm on a greenish Chlorite-coated rock matrix. Laila Base Camp is at an altitude of approximately 4,150 meters (13,615 feet), and no specimens have been found there in quite a few years. This locality is also known for its fabulous transparent Lazulite crystals. Excellent balance and aesthetics. This was the piece that Herb Obodda kept in his personal collection, and was exhibited many times over the years, since it was found. It remains the best pocket of this material found in the region, to my mind.