Shengus, Haramosh Mtns, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Miniature, 4.6 x 2.7 x 2.3 cm
This remarkable crystal is a complete floater! It is terminated all around, sculpturally 3-dimensional in a gracile way that almost looks curved, as the composite crystal shows outgrowths at angles to the original growth direction. The piece is complete all around with no damage beyond a few truly miniscule edge dings. The edge bevels are glassy and lustrous, and the whole crystal just "glows." This one is honestly more pink than the maroon-pink hue shown in others from this find, and close to the classic color of apatite from Chumar Bakhoor but a bit more "solid" and less pastel and soft. This is an outstanding, competition-level miniature.