Adularia, Quartz, Actinolite (Var: Byssolite)
Tormiq valley (Tormic; Tormik; Tormig; Turmiq), Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Cabinet, 10.6 x 9.2 x 9.0 cm
A fine cabinet combination specimen of large, sharp orthoclase (variety adularia) crystals set on a glassy quartz crystal shard from recent finds in the Tormiq Valley of Pakistan. The translucent and lustrous crystals are included-with and preferentially coated with green chlorite. The smaller, right-hand crystal has an interesting small tuft of soft, hair-like byssolite fibers on the termination. Byssolite is a variety of actinolite.