Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
This aquamarine crystal has an interesting pitted and peaked complex top termination. It is likely that acidic pocket fluids selectively etched away material to leave the tiny tooth-like top. Additionally, areas of the prism – most notably a gash in the side of the crystal near the top – are also recrystallized with tiny teeth. This is not damage from mining but occurred in situ. The upper portion is nearly completely transparent. The base is translucent and with growth channels and frosty inclusions with a rehealed bottom termination. The front and back of the crystal have shallow, broad flat contacts with negative crystal impressions.
3.90 x 1.50 x 1.20 cm