This is a beautiful, nice sized piece of green titanite and calcite crystals on colusite matrix. Under long wave uv the calcite cubes appear light pink. (Looks better in person than the photographs). Under short wave they appear bright pink.
Titanite is a calcium titanium nesosilicate mineral, CaTiSiO₅. As a gemstone is it called sphene,and is popular with collectors because sphene is one of the few minerals with a dispersion (light reflection) higher than diamond. Specimens of sphene with high clarity can display a strong, colorful fire when light is passed through them.
This is a one-of-a-kind piece from the famous gemstone-bearing rocks of the Shigar Valley of Gilgit-Baltistan in northern Pakistan.
136 x 77 x 51 mm.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you combine shipping for multiple pieces in an order?
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).