4 x 3.25 x 1.75 inch
562.9 grams or 1.25 pounds
Zagi Mountain Region, Pakistan
This specimen has multicolored Rutile ranging from golden to copper and metallic soft pink! Smokey Quartz occurs all over the world. Water clear high luster gemmy smokey is highly sought after and somewhat rare. Switzerland is perhaps most known for the standard of top grade Smokey Quartz, but quite a few other localities can challenge Swiss Smokey Quartz. Malawi in particular has what we believe to be the best Smokey Quartz on earth! Also Mulangi and Zomba both produce great clarity.
Pakistan boasts a rich array of minerals, many of which have yet to be uncovered. High in the Himalayas, miners attempt insane mountaineering to get to gem pegmatites. Known worldwide first and foremost for stunning Aquamarine specimens, Pakistan regularly surprises the mineral community with combo minerals and new finds all the time. It also hosts a large amount of the pegmatite minerals that are found in Afghanistan, as many of these finds cross the border.
Zagi Mountain is most well known for its Quartzes and rare earth minerals. Huge sized Basneasites, Xenotimes, Parasites, Monozites, et al can be found here. The Quartz inclusions are also vast. Within just 1 piece from Zagi Mountain we have seen inclusions of Aegerine, Riebeckite, multiple colors bending of Rutile, Astrophyllite, and traces of fluorescent Yttrium. On rare occasion, a Quartz included with Bastnaesite can be found!