This perfect muscovite-schorl-albite piece is from the famous gemstone-bearing granite pegmatites of the Shigar Valley of Gilgit-Baltistan in northern Pakistan.
Multiple “books” of muscovite mica frame two terminated schorl (black tourmaline) crystals. The muscovite books and two terminated schorl and multiple schorl fragmented crystals are within a snow-white albite “mother-rock.” We just received three shipments of beautiful minerals from the famous gem and mineral areas of NE Afghanistan and northern Pakistan. There aren’t a lot of pieces coming out of the mines this year, and we are continuing to buy quality pieces while they are available.
In this region, much of the mining is done in thousands of small hand-worked digs. Nice size piece.
Size: 104 x 91 x 80 mm. 388 grams
Yes, we are happy to combine shipping for multiple pieces. Our pieces have different weights, however, and that makes it a bit challenging to combine shipping as you are ordering, but you will only pay the actual combined shipping cost plus a $1.00 handling & material fee. We will refund any overages as soon as we create the shipping label (thst's the point when we know the actual price for shipping).