7 x 6 x 5 cm
Amphibole is most popularly a Quartz inclusion. It is not always colorful or interesting, but many times the amphibole contains trace elements that give it color. The most prominent colors of Amphibole Quartz are usually green, yellow, orange, and occassionally pink and blue. Excellent Amphibole Quartz is currently being produced in Pakistan and Brazil. In Pakistan, it grows on a base of green epidote. Quartz was our first stone passion. For a decade we have attempted to gather as much diversely included and colorful Quartzes as we could find, from every corner of the globe, travelling both to country of origin, and utilizing a vast network of suppliers developed through exhibiting at major USA and international gem and mineral shows. Here is a representation of those efforts - some of the best of our finds, as well as a tremendous volume that has just piled up as a result of wholesaling in volume! If you have a variety of aesthetic Quartz to add to our offerings, we'd love to see a flat of material! We also personally collect high quality fine Quartzes.
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.