Tormiq valley, Pakistan
Tormiq valley , Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan , Pakistan
A very nice ferro-axinite crystal from the Tormiq Valley, in the Haramosh Mountains, located in the Skardu District of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan! This single axinite crystal has superb luster, which was very difficult to capture with my camera – it makes the specimen appear wet. The specimen is a floater, meaning that is completely crystallized all the way around. It appears that it broke on two sides, while still in the pocket – mineralizing solution must have still been present, allowing the broken edges to recrystallize. The crystal is quite gemmy and is free of damage.