Vesuvianite (cat's eye terminations)

Hashupa, Shigar Valley, Baltistan, Nortern Areas, Pakistan
Miniature, 4.3 x 2.5 x 1.7 cm
Start Time: 04/21/2011 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 04/28/2011 6:48:10 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

These are some of the more attractive and unusual Vesuvianite crystals to come out of any "Alpine cleft" locality. This piece features many excellent quality, sharp, lustrous, gemmy/translucent, "root beer" colored prisms of Vesuvianite with strange "straw"-colored "cat's eye" terminations. The largest crystal featurs a 12 mm crystal, which is actually very good sized for the locality. These are some of the most distinctive Vesuvianites I have seen from any locality. It is reminiscent of Tourmaline crystals that I have seen from Brazil with the same "cat's eye" effect at the tips of the crystals. Certainly uncharacteristic and cool for the species!

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