Chamacchu Pegmatites, Chamacchu, Haramosh Mountains, Roundu District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
Wow! You just could not ask for more of a combination piece! From a lesser known location in Pakistan, this piece shows just beautiful parallel groupings of gem lilac lepidolite. The crystal is very fine and almost appear like botryoidal tourmaline until the light catches the sides and the silvery reflection of mica becomes obvious. On one side of this formation is the very rare mineral eosphorite in yellowish orange peaked gemmy crystals. On the other side is a perfect, textbook habit of white topaz wearing a tiny cap of more lepidolite. Forming behind these crystals are quartz and lovely groupings of cleavelandite. The central quartz crystal is undamaged- it appears to have been truncated or cleaved in pocket and tiny terminations appear where the usual point normally is. The bottom quartz is also recrystallized. Overall, a fantastic piece of rare mineralization’s altogether in an aesthetic grouping.
4.80 x 3.50 x 6.80 cm