Peridot With Ludwigite Inclusions
Soppat, near Dassu, NWFP, Pakistan
Miniature, 5.2 x 1.4 x 1.1 cm
WOW! This is a super-sharp, transparent, crystal of peridot with EXCEPTIONALLY SHAPR FORM. Most of them, especially large ones, tend to get very rounded for some reason. This is one of the largest sharp crystals I have seen, in fact. It is made more interesting by inclusions of acicular ludwigite, a rare species, that streak throughout the lime-green peridot. Complete all around