Other Fine Minerals From Pakistan For Sale, Page 2



             Fluorapatite                                        Epidote                              Faden Quartz


Many collectors specialize in Pakistani minerals due to their great aesthetics, diversity and current availability.  Many species represent some of the finest of their kind to be found anywhere.  Although the aquamarines, topaz, tourmaline and other gem crystals may be best known, their are many other minerals from Pakistan are worthy of mention: fluorapatite, feldspar, axinite, epidote, zoisite, spodumene, quartz, bastnasite, fluorite, brookite, and many others are commonly in our inventory.





Twin crystals

OKE-351     Titanite     Tormiq, above Baghicha, Gilgit- Skardu Road, Northern Areas, Pakistan.   Nice twinned crystals of a petidote green color embedded in matrix with minor muscovite clusters.  The crystals are up to 1.3 cm each and the large specimen measures 9.5 x 5.9 x 6.5 cm overall.  No damage.  It displays well and offers a very unusual color for titanite to its new owner’s collection.  200$








OKE-347    Aquamarine/ Goshenite?    Hiro Bruk, Nyet Bruk, Braldu Valley, Balistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan.  This little goodie is totally gem, highly etched and damage free.  Two faces on the prism are fully formed but everything else is etched, almost appearing faceted in some areas.  The color is clear…maybe with the faintest tint of blue.   Sharp specimen measuring 2.2 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm.  Nice!  40$









Clear tourmaline shows through

OKE-350     Cookeite pseudomorph after Tourmaline.    RESERVED     Bulachi, Gilgit-Skardu Road, Northern Areas, Pakistan.  Another bizarre pseudomorph!  3 slightly diverging, clear tourmalines are coated by white cookeite.  The tip of one of the three crystals has the cookeite chipped off exposing the tourmaline underneath.  Very interesting and uncommon specimen.  4.6 cm long.   90$







OKE-338     Epidote     Hapshupa, Shigar Valley, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan.  An attractive gem epidote crystal measuring 5 x 2.4 x .6 cm.  Some internal fracturing, most near base, and what appears to be a faden line running diagonally through the specimen.  Contact areas are on base and one edge of the specimen with the remaining surface being damage free.  Partially double terminated.  Nice clean surfaces of a high luster.  Excellent transparency.  A nice epidote crystal in all regards.  100$  







OKE-339     Epidote     Hapshupa, Shigar Valley, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan.   Gemmy green single and double terminated crystals compose this cluster which measures 4.4 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm overall.  Basal contacts on the two big crystals and a tiny area of small crystals on one side.  Nice color, luster and form.  Good example which displays well.  50$







Front view

Backside view

OKE-340    Titanite in Calcite      Bulbin, near Astor, Wazirat District, Pakistan.  Primary gemmy green titanite measuring 2.6 cm across with a couple tiny crystals to its side peeking through the calcite.  The calcites are large gray crystals to 5.7 cm on edge.  They have some damage but make a good background for this nice titanite.  The titanite crystal show one edge of crude form and a tiny ding to its backside.  Frontal view and one side are very nice and other side poor.  140$







OKE-343     Zircon      Bulbin, near Astor, Wazirat District, Pakistan.  A blood red crystal measuring 1.8 cm across is the primary attraction here.  It has small bits of embedded quartz along one edge and on one corner.  Very high luster, mildly translucent, damage free and in a mixed mineral matrix measuring 4.3 x 2.6 x 2.5 cm.  An excellent example from this locality.  135$







OKF-434    Epidote    Alchuri, Pakistan.   A 3 cm spray of deep green, high luster, mildly translucent crystals mounted in a perky box.  Minor chips on back of specimen.  Nice views front and sides.  A great example for this low price.  35$







OKF-410    Apatite    Tormiq, above Baghicha, Gilgit-Skardu Road, Northern Areas. Pakistan.  A large, light yellow apatite crystal which is translucent but gemmy in many areas.  Contact areas on back with some being regrown.  The piece measures 5 x 3.8 x 3.2 cm and has minor inclusions of what is likely a sulfide.  A good piece.  175$







Probably best view

OKF-285    Fluorite on Muscovite    Chumar Bakhoor, Nagar, Baltistan, Northern areas, Pakistan.  This is a beautifully formed octahedral fluorite of the gemmy green color.  There are minor modifications and elaborate surface growth features on all sides of the crystal.  It is damage free with a matrix attachment which was obviously on muscovite mica.  The crystal measures 5 cm on edge and piece is 6.5 x 6.1 x 5 .7 cm overall.  A beautiful example of this popular material.  $220







OKF-102    Spessartine    Haramosh Mountains,Gilgit, Kashmire, Pakistan. Ex.  Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection.   This 3.2 x 3 x 1 .2 cm crystal is fully formed highly straight at an its upper surface, while the backside has been sheared away and regrown.  A very attractive piece with interesting surface growth features.  $100







OKF-210    Goshenite   Baha, Braldu Valley, Baltistan, N.A. Pakistan.  This is another specimen which I have gladly reacquired from a customer selling off some of his collection this wonderful etched specimen measures 4.5 x 2.4 by 1.8 cm.  The crystal has retained its hexagonal shape but it's surfaces entirely etched.  It is doubly terminated and stands on end for display.  Zero damage.  A highly desirable and aesthetic piece.  $345








OKF-045    Fluorapatite on Albite   Turmiq, Gilgit. Pakistan.  Ex. Jim Turek Collection.  Purple apatites coat the white albites on front of this 7 x 6.8 x 3 cm specimen.  The back of specimen is coated by white, higher luster albites.  Specimen has a light frosted appearance.  Apatites are up to .6 cm each.  No damage.  275$







OKE-311    Zircon    Bulbin, near Astor, Wazirat District, Pakistan.    This matrix specimen has two small red zircons partially exposed.  The larger measures .6 cm on edge.  Entire specimen measures 3.3 x 3 x 1.7 cm. Attractive than an expensive.  $50







OKE-312    Garnet on Feldspar    Sassi, Gilgit-Skardu Road, Northern Areas, Pakistan.  1 cm red garnet partially embedded in white etched feldspars with minor mica.  The specimen is a floater and measures and at 3.7 x 2.9 x 2.2 centimeters.  Zero damage.  Attractive and showy due to the fine color contrast.  $80







OKE-308    Zircon    Bulbin, near Astor, Wazirat District, Pakistan    This is a beautiful red zircon well exposed from its matrix.  It measures 1.2 cm on edge and is damage free with the exception of one tiny corner ding on its backside.  Very displayable, great translucence and a desirable piece.  $175








OKE-303   Apatite    Neosia, Basha Valley, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan.   Nice gemmy green apatite crystals to 1.6 cm in diameter.  The crystals are tabular and in some cases stacked.  Occasional faces are etched but most are clean up high luster.  Matrix is coated by tiny apatites and quite showy.  5 x 3 x 3.2 cm overall size.  Tough to decide which side to display.  One small crystal missing on one side.  Nicely priced at $120.







OKE-304    Apatite on Muscovite    Fiqhar, Nagar, Northern Areas, Pakistan.  A beautiful 1.5 cm light pink apatite embedded in muscovite and feldspar crystals.  The specimen measures 5.4 x 4.3 x 3.5 cm overall.  The apatite crystal is damage free and quite complex in form.  Nice example.  $125






OKE-301     Fluorite and Muscovite   Chumar Bakhoor, Nagar, Northern Areas, Pakistan.   This beautiful fluorite measures 5 cm in width and is clear with light green and pink tones.  It is combination of cubes and octahedron yet is a single crystal.  Its base has minor muscovite and feldspar attached.  A nice, damage free display specimen.  $180






OKD-535      Epidote    Arondu, Basha Valley, Baltistan, N.A. Pakistan.    A deep brownish green, gemmy crystal with only minor internal flaws and a deep striation on each side of the prism.  A clean single termination and high luster.  Minor chatter marks along a small section of one of the back edges of specimen.  Approx. 4 cm long.  Wonderful when backlit (which I do not do in my photographs).  Aesthetic and displayable.   125$






OKD-536      Fluorapatite    Mungo, Shigar Valley, Baltistan, N.A. Pakistan.     2.8 x 1.6 x 1.2 cm cluster of mostly parallel growth crystals.  Main body of crystal is hollow near its termination and slightly etched.  A couple of tiny double terminated rider crystals intersect the main body of crystals at non-parallel angles.   90$







Close up

OKD-418    Axinite    Khapalu, Ghanche District, Balistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan.  Purple blades of axinite to 2.7 cm each.  These coat the matrix piece with tiny quartz and feldspars as accessories.  Most oft the small axinites are gemmy while the largest are more included and gemmy in areas.  Some peripheral crystals have damage from removal but nothing serious.  This is an exceptional example of the species which is similar to the axinites from Russia.   395$







OKD-411    Apatite    Neosla, Basha Valley, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan.   A very attractive triangular apatite crystal with outstanding form, transparency, color and luster.  Double terminated with several double terminated rider crystals.  Matrix contact shows signs of minor mica.  3.5 x 3.5 x 3 cm.  120$







OKD-413    Apatite   Neosla, Bash Valley, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan.  This huge partial crystal of apatite is fully rehealed with the exception of one small area which is chipped off.  8.5 x 7 x 5 cm with moderate inclusions.  Lots of gemmy areas which dominate the piece.  Nice luster, form and light green color.  Several internal rainbows.  260$







OKD-414    Zoisite   Aichuri, Shigar Valley, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan.  A long thin blade of zoisite measuring 7. 5 cm long, up to 1.3 cm wide and only a few millimeters thick.  Everything is recrystalized and in good shape.  65$







OKD-416    Apatite, Muscovite and Tourmaline on Feldspar  Drot, Glgit-Skardu Road, Northern Areas, Pakistan.  An attractive mis of minerals with good color contrasts between the white feldspars and the pink apatite.  The apatite is sharply formed, high in luster, slightly striated and measures 1.1 cm wide.  Attractive combo.  200$







OKD-358   Bastnasite (Ce)  Tribal Area, north of the Kyber Pass, Pakistan/ Afghanistan Frontier.   Translucent rootbeer brown crystal which is fully terminated.  One edge appears to be a complex regrowth.  This is a large crystal for the species measuring 3.5 cm by 2.1 cm wide and up to .7 cm thick.  A nice addition to any serious collection.  500$







OKD-353   Epidote    Hashupa, Shigar Valley, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan.   7.5 x 2. 5 by .5 cm thick green epidote crystal.  Fully terminated, including base, highly transparent/ translucent.  Attractive, great form and zero damage.  375$