Titanite (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)

Alchuri, Shigar Valley, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Toenail, 3.3 x 2.3 x 0.7 cm
Start Time: 12/24/2009 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/07/2010 6:45:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

Alchuri has produced some beautiful and unique Titanite specimens, in a good range of colors and habits. One of the smaller finds produced gemmy, honey colored wedge shaped crystals. These are "Alpine-type" Titanite crystals, and the would be worth a great deal to any Alpine collector if there were found in Austria, Italy or Switzerland. This specimen features a very pronounced, sharp, lustrous, rich honey color, tabular or wedge shaped crystal of Titanite with slight bluish-green Actinolite (var: "Byssolite"). This specimen is a very attractive toenail and these pieces are some of the most difficult to obtain from Pakistan.

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