Quartz from Pakistan

 Quartz crystal from Shigar Valley, Pakistan, 18 x 8 x 7.5 cm. (Photos: Mia Dixon)

Quartz crystal from Shigar Valley, Pakistan, 18 x 8 x 7.5 cm. (Photos: Mia Dixon)

This month we feature a massive quartz from Pakistan. It's an impressive size even for a fine quartz crystal, but this one has an added dimension that makes it quite unique. From its original crystalized state an exsolution process has created beautifully etched crystal faces with wild jagged patterns. The crystal has maintained its transparency on the inside but the surface has been transformed into a complex geometric puzzle. There is even a linear vug wrapping around the crystal like a cliffside cavern (see photos below). 

Quartz

Beauty on many levels and not to mention pristine with no real damage…a complete specimen. From the Shigar Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan in the northern areas of Pakistan.

Quartz

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This specimen was featured in the February 2017 issue of our newsletter Pala Mineralis

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