The Pakistan Gallery presents specimens from the world-famous pegmatitic areas of Northern Pakistan known for its fine gem minerals as well as from neighbor Afghanistan. Included here are nice aquamarines, elbaites, twinned titanites and more.

 

WPAK-13/17 - Schorl and albite

Hyderabad, Shigar Valley, Skardu District (Northern Areas, Pakistan)

A 3.4-cm. long lustrous, doubly terminated crystal of schorl on a matrix of blocky albite crystals to about 2.5 cm. across. Undamaged.

4x3.4x2.9 - 20 €

 

 

WPAK-13/19 - Fluorite and muscovite

Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District (Northern Areas, Pakistan)

Crystalline mass of translucent, light pink fluorite with some silvery muscovite sheets attached on one side. The fluorite presents small faces of cube and octahedron or/and dodecahedron. Quite clean of damage.

4.3x2.7x2.5 - 12 €

 

 

WPAK-10/30 - Elbaite and albite

Stak Nala, Haramosh Mtns., Skardu District (Northern Areas, Pakistan)

A loose 2.7x1.1-cm. long crystal of elbaite with some white albite tabular crystals wrapped at back. Color of the elabite grades from opaque dark green to light green to transparent very light pink at the termination. It shows small red grains that probably are some kind of garnet. Undamaged with some contacting at the bottom on one side as seen in the pictures.

2.7x2x1.7 - 45 €

MS 12/12

 

 

WPAK-10/27 - Elbaite and albite

Stak Nala, Haramosh Mtns., Skardu District (Northern Areas, Pakistan)

Two crystals of dark green elbaite to 2.7x0.6 cm. are partly embeded on a cluster of white tabular crystals of albite coated at back by tiny crystals of mica. Color of the elbaites grades to light green to a thin colorless layer at the termination. The light pink crystal on top of the small elbaite crystal seems to be the termination of a prismatic apatite crystal. Undamaged.

3x2.6x2.1 - 35 €

 

 

WPAK-07/110 - Anatase and albite

Kharan (Baluchistan, Pakistan)

A lustrous almost black (dark blue to golden brown with very slight translucency) 6x5-mm. anatase crystal on a matrix partly coated by small white crystals of albite to about 2 mm. Undamaged.

2.9x2.6x1.2 - 30 €

 

 

WPAK-07/113 - Anatase

Kharan (Baluchistan, Pakistan)

A lustrous almost black (dark blue to golden brown with very slight translucency) 5x4-mm. anatase crystal nicely perched on matrix. Undamaged and a very nice thumbnail.

2.8x2.5x2.3 - 25 €

 

 

WPAK-07/115 - Anatase

Kharan (Baluchistan, Pakistan)

A lustrous almost black (very dark blue in fact) 7x6x5-mm. anatase crystal nicely perched on matrix. Undamaged and a very nice toenail.

1.7x1.1x1.6 - 45 €

MS 9/12

 

 

WPAK-07/116 - Anatase and albite

Kharan (Baluchistan, Pakistan)

Lustrous almost black (dark blue to golden brown with very slight translucency) crystals of anatase on a matrix partly coated by small albite crystals. The largest anatase is a composite crystal measuring 8x6x5 mm. Unfortunately it shows some damage on one edge as can be seen in the pictures, however it still makes for a nice toenail.

1.7x1.3x1.5 - 40 €

 

 

WPAK-07/117 - Anatase

Kharan (Baluchistan, Pakistan)

A lonely lustrous almost black (very dark blue with very slight translucency) 6x5x4-mm. crystal of anatase rests just on the middle of a piece of matrix with some small greenish (due to inclusions of some mineral, probably chlorite) crystals of albite. There are some partly corroded creamy crystals to about 1.5 cm. across of an unknown mineral (perhaps altered and/or replaced calcite). Undamaged.

6x4.5x3.5 - 65 €

 

 

WPAK-05/9 - Aquamarine

Shigar Valley, Skardu District (Northern Areas, Pakistan)

Loose doubly terminated crystal of lustrous gemmy pale blue aquamarine with faces and top termination slightly etched. Undamaged.

4.4x1.5x1.2 - 100 €

MS 5/12

 

 

WPAK-05/11 - Aquamarine

Shigar Valley, Skardu District (Northern Areas, Pakistan)

Loose doubly terminated crystal of lustrous gemmy blue aquamarine with faces slightly etched and a complex termination. The upper 1 cm. is gemmy and transparent while the rest presents interesting whitish clouds. Some white remnants of albite at bottom. Undamaged and quite nice.

3.7x1.5x1.2 - 100 €

 

WPAK-05/12 - Aquamarine

Shigar Valley, Skardu District (Northern Areas, Pakistan)

Loose singly terminated crystal of lustrous gemmy transparent light blue aquamarine. Some black needles of tourmaline at bottom. Undamaged except at bottom where it was attached to the matrix.

6x1.3x0.9 - Sold

 

WPAK-06/11 - Aquamarine and albite

Shigar Valley, Skardu District (Northern Areas, Pakistan)

A lustrous transparent light blue 1.9x0.7-cm. crystal of aquamarine stands out on a matrix of white crystals of albite mixed with some quartz crystals to 2.5 cm. long and some muscovite at back. The aquamaine shows a nice etching on the faces and is undamaged. There is a larger blue partial crystal of aquamarine frozen at back.

4.3x4x4.9 - 125 €

MS 8/12