Apatite-(Caf), Quartz, Schorl, Muscovite, Albite
Small Cabinet, 5.7 x 5.0 x 3.9 cm
Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
An aesthetic combination specimen from recent Pakistan finds. This complete-all-around, striking piece is highlighted by the 2.6 cm, blocky, textbook, pastel-pink apatite crystal. The crystal is lustrous and translucent. The prominent, pointing upward, glassy, transparent quartz crystals, with some strangely etched faces, reach 3.9 cm. Lustrous, jet-black schorls, a very interesting, thick, pearlescent to black muscovite "book" and starkly contrasting, sharp albite crystals round out this most excellent combination piece.