Hambergite (excellent gemmy twins) on Albite (ex Obodda)

Shigar Valley, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 5.7 x 3.2 x 3.0 cm
Start Time: 08/11/2022 7:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 08/18/2022 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Well crystallized Hambergite is not often seen around the world, and fine twinned crystals on matrix are exceedingly rare. This wonderful small cabinet display specimen features top quality, razor-sharp, lustrous, white / colorless twinned crystals of Hambergite measuring up to 8 mm sitting on layer of beige colored Mica (possibly Muscovite or Cookeite) atop a partial radial "spray" of Albite matrix. Upon close inspection, you can see the superb quality and crystallization of the Hambergite crystals, and the tiny crystals are virtually WATER CLEAR! Hambergite is a rare beryllium borate species that occurs in pegmatites, but you rarely see matrix specimens like this from Pakistan or any other locality. If you collect Pakistani minerals, or gem crystals, don't miss out on this rarity! Ex Herb Obodda specimen, priced in our inventory at $3,000.

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