Hambergite (twinned)
Stak Nala, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Miniature, 4.0 x 3.7 x 1.2 cm
Ex. Herb Obodda
$1,200.00 Payment Plan Available
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Hambergite is a relatively rare beryllium borate and the granite pegmatites of the Hindu Kush have supplied us with some of the finest pieces. This miniature consists of a large, white, translucent, tabular, twinned, orthorhombic crystal of Hambergite set on a matrix of of finely crystalline Hambergite-Kaolinite matrix that has a small, squat, doubly terminated Elbaite Tourmaline crystal penetrating the matrix and visible on both sides. The 3.3 cm-long Hambergite has a vitreous to almost silky luster and a sharp twin plane is very evident along the thin edge of the crystal as demarcated by a subtle, shallow V-shape. A very good twinned Hambergite from Stak Nala! From the old dealer stock of Herb Obodda, who brought it out many years ago