Vesuvianite (huge XL for locale!)

Alchuri, Baltistan, Pakistan
Toenail, 3.1 x 2.2 x 1.0 cm
Start Time: 06/24/2011 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/30/2011 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

An attractive hexagonal plate of very highly lustrous, partially gemmy reddish-orange to translucent, chocolate-brown vesuvianite crystals from this well-known Pakistan locale. The color is reminisccent of the best similar Italian material, but with a slightly different crystal habit. this is Excellent material overall for the species, and this is the largest and finest Alchuri vesuvianite for a single crystal, that I have seen. MUCH, MUCH BETTER IN PERSON!! valued $400-500

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