Peridot crystal
Lot 1355
Peridot
Sold for US$ 8,762 inc. premium
Lot Details
Peridot
Manshera, Naran-Kagan Valley, North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan
Such large and gemmy crystals of cutting quality are now exceedingly rare in the mineral market. The present specimen displays well-formed primary and secondary faces and a high degree of transparency: most are murky and/or rounded. Measuring 3.5 x 3.5 x 1.5cm

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Ex. Herb Obodda

    Recently featured in the exhibition "Dangerous Beauty: Minerals of the Hindu Kush" at the University of Arizona Science Museum, January 2011- January 2012. Pictured on the signage for the exhibition.

    Accompanied by a custom-fitted acrylic base.


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