Tag Archives: Asia
A light pink lustrous and gemmy crystal of the morganite variety of beryl sits on a quartz matrix with minor albite. A couple of elbaite crystals protrude from the morganite on the rear and an elbaite section can be seen on the front.
Location: Nuristan, Laghman, Afghanistan
Dimensions: 6 x 6 x 4.5cm
A very unusual, army green prase quartz (probably from hedenbergite inclusions) in a stepped growth that seems to go in all directions. Some minor discoidal calcites are attached. Never seen one like this.
Location: Huanggang Mine, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, China
Dimensions: 9 x 5.5 x 3cm
Size: Small Cabinet
Beautiful gemmy blades of albite with a pastel lavender-pink color on an albite matrix. A one time find from 2014, and probably the prettiest albite crystals ever.
Location: Tatara Mine, Tatara Village, Khyber Agency, Fed. Admin. Tribal Areas, Pakistan
Dimensions: 5 x 4.7 x 4cm
A bright lustrous, gemmy orange pseudo octahedral crystal of scheelite with a bit of muscovite and matrix at the rear. Kind of the color of a real good Elmwood calcite.
Location: Mt. Xuebaoding, Pingwu County, Sichuan Province, China
Dimensions: 4 x 3.8 x 2.8cm