Other Fine Minerals From Pakistan For Sale

 

         

             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.

 

 

 

OKJ-816

OKJ-816      Fluorite       Gilgit Area, Pakistan.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  A 1.2 cm green crystal on matrix.  Partially cleaved off on backside so it is not complete all around.  2.2 x 2 x 1.5 cm.  No damage to front.  Mounted in a perky box.    $15

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKJ-823

OKJ-823     Topaz      Pakistan.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  A nice gem crystal measuring 1 cm wide.  No damage.  Mounted in a perky box.   $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-738

OKN-738      Quartz (faden)      Waziristan, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan.  A single, tabular crystal measuring 10.1 x 7.2 x 1.7 cm thick.  Beautiful, clean faden line is very obvious in the piece.  Some contact and associated chipping on one end.  Very minor micro chipping in other areas, but overall in very good condition.  Wonderful piece in-hand.  Excellent luster and clarity with only minor internal veils. $195

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-396

OKN-396    Zircon    Bulbin, near Astor, Wazirat District, Pakistan.  A fine example of this now uncommon material measuring 5 x 4.6 x 3.5 cm overall and having a single zircon crystal partially exposed that measures 1.8 cm.  This damage-free crystal is a rich garnet red, transparent in areas and is of the highest luster expected from the species.  Displays great.  $195

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-363

OKN-359     Quartz Faden    Wana, South Waziristan, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan.  Ex Dr. Steve Chamberlain collection. A fine piece measuring 6.2 x 4.1 x 2.2 cm.  No damage and only a tiny contact from matrix at the base where these fadens connect.  Nice example.  $35

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-359

OKN-359     Quartz Faden    Wana, South Waziristan, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan.  This is a fantastic piece for this rather common material.  It is composed of tabular crystals that are all double terminated.  There is only one small contact area at the base of the larges crystal on the edge.  Not even noticeable.  Very distinct faden lines in all the crystals (why bother owning a faden if you can’t see this development clearly?!).  7 x 3.1 x 2.2 cm overall.  $65

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKN-422

OKN-422      Faden Quartz        RESERVED    Waristan, Pakistan.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  This faden quartz is a floater of exceptional clarity.  It is thin and contains a thin white faden line its entire length that is easy to see.   There is no damage to the piece.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKM-136

OKM-136    Epidote and Titanite   Hashupa, Shigar Valley, Baltistan, N.A., Pakistan.  Ex. Harold L. Dibble collection.  An attractive mix of translucent to transparent crystals in stacks showing parallel growth.  8.2 x 5.2 x 4.6 cm.  In very good condition overall.  $200

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-740

OKL-740    Quartz Faden     Wana, South Waziristan, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan.  A very nice example of this now common material.  No damage, base contact (on one end) only.  7.5 x 3 x 2 cm.  Clear crystals with well developed milky faded line.  Lies nicely on edge for display.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKAA-001

Back

OKAA-001    Quartz Faden     Wana, South Waziristan, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan.  15.1 x 8 x 5 cm faden with a wonderful curved form.  Base area has a couple crystals broken and one small tip ding on one of the dozens of crystals.  Overall in excellent condition for a specimen of this size.  Displays nicely on the custom engraved acrylic base.  Tips of these double terminated crystals are clear while the bodies show a well developed faden line.  Outstanding example that is much better in-hand.  $1,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKAA-022

OKAA-022     Peridote     Sapat Gali, Naran, Pakistan.  An attractive single crystal of rich color typical for the species.  2.6 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm.  The crystal is in good condition with base contact only.  The gemstone is approximately one ct in weight.  $450

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-490

OKL-490    Faden Quartz    Pakistan.  This crystal is a damage free floater of good clarity.  It is tabular and measures 2.3 x 1.9 x .6 cm overall.  The faden line is clearly visible.  Excellent example.  $15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-492

OKL-492    Faden Quartz    Pakistan.  This crystal is a floater of good clarity.  It is tabular and measures 2.7 x 2 x .7 cm overall.  One tiny ding.  The faden line is clearly visible.  Excellent example.  $15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-493

OKL-493    Faden Quartz    Pakistan.  This crystal is a damage free floater of good clarity.  It is tabular and measures 3.4 x 1.8 x .5 cm overall.  The faden line is clearly visible.  Excellent example.  $15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-494

OKL-494    Faden Quartz    Pakistan.  This crystal is a floater of good clarity.  It is tabular and measures 3 x 1.4 x .3 cm overall.  The faden line is clearly visible.  Excellent example with only minor chipping in one small area.  $15

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKL-495

OKL-495    Faden Quartz    Pakistan.  This crystal is a damage free floater of good clarity.  It is tabular and measures 2.7 x 2 x .8 cm overall.  The faden line is clearly visible.  Excellent example.  $15

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-950

FIGURED SPECIMEN

Back side photo...however I like this side better, as might you.

Best side for condition (no chip)

OKK-950    Epidote    Tormiq, above Baghicha, Gilgit- Skardu Road, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan.  Ex. Michael Walter collection.  Figured Specimen, Gems of Wisdom, Gems of Power, book by Teresa Kennedy, Marlowe and Company, New York, 2007.   An old example of this material that is a very aesthetic miniature.  It measures 4.3 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm with the largest single terminated crystal measuring 4.2 cm.  A beauty with gemmy deep green crystal.  On back is a tiny chip on one central crystal (ON BACK).  Excellent condition, form and aesthetics.  $600

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-950

FIGURED SPECIMEN

OKK-950    Epidote    Tormiq, above Baghicha, Gilgit- Skardu Road, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan.  Ex. Michael Walter collection.  Figured Specimen, Gems of Wisdom, Gems of Power, book by Teresa Kennedy, Marlowe and Company, New York, 2007.   An old example of this material that is a very aesthetic miniature.  It measures 7.7 x 2.5 x 2 cm.  Long piece coated with plenty of small transparent, highly striated crystals.  Contacts on both ends but otherwise good condition.  $300

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-803

OKK-803     Quartz (Faden)     Pakistan.  Thin interlocking crystals making up a faden group measuring 9.6 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm.  All double terminated crystals to 4 cm each.  Only one small contact on very end and no damage.  $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-605

OKK-605     Garnet     Pakistan.  A big (3.3 x 3.1 x 3 cm) floater with no damage and beautifully developed surface growth features.  Deep red color and mild translucence.  Excellent example.  Old stock.  Natural healed fracture.  $50

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKK-601

OKK-601     Herderite     Pakistan.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning collection.  A clean single crystal measuring 2 x 1.3 x .7 cm overall.  Low luster and nice gemmy interior with moderate fracturing.  No damage.  $70

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-993

OKH-993    Peridot     Spat, Naga, Parbat, Pakistan.  Ex. Paul and Dawne Dunning Collection.  1.5 x 1 x .9 cm overall.  A fine gem with little to no internal fracturing or inclusions.  Good termination, moderate luster, mild external etching and growth deformation.  No damage and equally nice from any view.  In perky box.  Very nice example.  $95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKH-430

OKH-430     Herderite     Pakistan.  A nicely formed, translucent to transparent double terminated crystal measuring 1.7 x 1.2 x .9 cm.  It is a floater with a tiny attachment of broken green tourmaline.  Nice specimen.  $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-752

OKI-752    Spinel     Hunza, Northern Areas, Pakistan. Ex. Nancy Collins collection.  Numerous, small (to .7 cm on edge) crystals of purple spinel sit high on crystallized quartz.  The crystals are attractive, glassy and well formed.  There is no damage to the piece and it measures 2.5 x 2 x 1.6 cm overall.  The specimen is mounted in a perky box.  Very attractive.  60$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-506

OKI-506     Apatite    Tormiq, above Baghichi, Gilgit-Skardu Road, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan.  Light yellow gem apatites to over 2 cm each on the top of matrix with an unknown mineral coating.  6.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 cm.  Strong contacts from other crystals and minor damage….I’d accept 90$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKI-504

OKI-504    Feldspar, Muscovite and Aquamarine    Xue Bao Ding Mine, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China.  Several nice, translucent white feldspars to 7 cm each stand up nicely on a plate of small aquas and muscovite.  The feldspars are very impressive in form, luster and complexity.  I believe these may be twins (all show twin planes…or perhaps these are parallel growth planes) and are all double terminated.  The piece is a mind blowing damage free floater.  The feldspars also have dissolution etched channels on some faces and not on others.  8 x 4.8 x 4.5 cm.  Amazing in every regard for a feldspar.  200$

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKE-351

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

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$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKE-350

Clear tourmaline shows through

OKE-350     Cookeite pseudomorph after Tourmaline.  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

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

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$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKE-340

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

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

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

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$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OKF-285

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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$

 

 

 

 

 

OKD-418

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

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

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

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

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

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

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$

 

 

 

 

 

OKD-128

OKD-128    Fadden Quartz   Pakistan.  Nice, little 4 x 4.5 cm, tabular floater cluster.  Some parallel growth in this specimen, as well.  One abraded termination on largest crystal.  45$

 

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