Pakistan is a major source of classic minerals but also fantastic rare gems, among them unique trichroic Lazurite, amazing Värynyenite or Axinite with blue or green zoning. The collection brings together a quite large selection or the very rare stones from Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Ferro-Axinite is a rage gem. This one comes from Balochistan and has a rare blue zoning
Rough: © Mindat
Väyrynenite is extremely rare, crystals being mostly very small, included and opaque. The small gem has a very good color, a fantastic dispersion and is flawless.
Rough. © Rob Lavinsky, iRocks.com
Sphène is a wonderful stone with an amazing dispersion. This specimen comes from Skardu and present a rare color change and chrome. Small two-phase inclusion seen with microscope.
Batnaesite is en extremely rare mineral and one of view rare-earth minerals. This specimen comes from the Zegi Mountain in Pakistan and present a rare color change and an extremely good clarity and dispersion for the specie. Batnäsite is piezoelectric.
Rough: © Rob Lavinsky, iRocks.com
Manganotantalite is very rare as faceted gem because very hard to cut (cleavage). This small specimen comes from Konar district Pakistan.
Triplite is an extremely rare gem, especially in this color and clarity. It comes from the Shigar district, Pakistan. (one other is available)
Rough: © Mineralatlas
Brucite is very rare as crystal. This specimen is exceptional in size color and clarity. It comes from Killa Saifullah disctrick, Pakistan.
rough: © Mineralfind
Afghanite is a very beautiful and rare member of the Caccrinite group. This one comes from Badakhshan Province in Afghanistan. It has a small chip but it’s clarity is absolutely exceptional for the specie.
Anatase is an extremely rare gem, one of the three rare Titanium Dioxyde, usually brown, dark and opaque, this exceptional specimen is bicolor, with yellow and blue, translucent and light. A great rarity from Kharan, Baluchistan, Pakistan. Two tiny chips on one edge but we decided to not take risk of recut (stone has a perfect cleavage). Luster is alamandine.
A Faceted rutile of this size and clarity is very rare. Luster is alamandine. This one comes from Skardu, Pakistan.
Brookite is extremely rare as faceted gem. It is mostly very dark gem and only extremely small flat crystals are clear and transparent. It comes from Kharan, Baluchistan, Pakistan. Luster is adamantine and dispertion very strong.
0,51 ct with a GIT full certificate, XRF and Raman tested
Rough: © Universal Gems Minerals