Pakistan / Afghanistan minerals

Gwindel Quartz

Shalman Area, Khyber Agency, (FATA), Pakistan

Here is probably one of the best gwindels that came from Shalman mine during the first finds. While most of the gwindels coming from Pakistan are small and not very high, this one is much more “aerial”. The twist is great but it’s hard to show it with pictures. Like most of the specimens from this locality, it has some little damages and the back is pretty matte. Some inclusions, maybe rutile, are also visible inside. Size: 70mm x 55mm x 26mm

Ref. GW030 – 450€

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Apatite & Albite

Gandahab, Ghalanai, Chārsadda District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan

Superb hexagonal fluorapatite crystals in combination with well terminated gemmy albite over chlorite covered matrix. Fluorapatites are verry glossy and well terminated fluorapatite crystals can be seen on both sides of matrix. Undamaged specimen. A very nice captivating specimen from the locality. Size : 150 mm × 58 mm × 55 mm

Ref. AP011 – 380€

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AN011 – Anatase – 180€

Kharan, Balochistan (Baluchistan), Pakistan

Perfect 9mm anatase twin crystals on matrix with some albite and chlorite. The anatase shows great metallic luster. the specimen stands perfectly with the anatase lying on its albite bed. Size: 80mm x 52mm x 50mm 

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EP011 – Epidote– 80€

Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Pakistan 

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Rare faden epidote with great luster and color. Perfect specimen, no damage. Size: 55 mm x 15 mm

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