Pargasite (superb color)

Ali Abad, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
6.1 x 4.3 x 3.7 cm
Start Time: 02/07/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 02/19/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

The Pargasites from Ali Abad are the finest color examples of the species I've seen. The intense green color combined with the fact that the crystals are notably well-formed makes them truly stunning for the species. This attractive small cabinet display specimen features a few fine quality, sharp, highly lustrous, translucent Pargasite crystals with startling neon-green color aesthetically set on the marble matrix. The largest crystal on the piece measures a full 2.8 cm, which is incredibly good sized for the locality. Pargasite is an uncommon very complex silicate species and is usually a rather dull, unattractive, dark-colored rock-former, but these pieces from Pakistan set a new standard for the species. Such specimens were collected in the late 1990s to early 2000s, with none since. An excellent example of the species and locality. Valued at $1,750 in the inventory.

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