Beryl var. Goshenite, Schorl, Muscovite and Albite from Drot Valley, Pakistan
Dimension: 7.6cm x 5.5cm x 4.4cm
Locality: Drot Valley, Astore District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
This is an absolutely museum-grade specimen from Drot Valley in Parkistan. Mined in 2019, this stunning and aesthetic combination piece is composed of several lustrous, completely transparent and colorless pristine Beryl var. Goshenite crystals nestled on and embedded in a matrix of breathtaking white Albite rosettes. Completely colorless Goshenite crystals are the most valuable species in the Beryl family and they are only found in a few localities in the world. A highly lustrous, jet black colored, well-striated Schorl crystal is encased in the Albite rosettes on this superb and pristine combination. Another miracle of the piece is the “books” of vitreous, pearlescent Muscovite Mica. Mineral specimens are rare from this Parkistan locale, this mesmerizing cluster is one of the best I have seen over many years because of the size of the specimen, the pristine condition, the sharp crystals, the rarity and the wonderful 360-degree displayability! Comes with a high quality copper-wired display stand as pictured.