Dims: 1.0 x 0.5 x 0.4" (2.5 x 1.3 x 1.0 cm)
Wt: 5.2 g
Suppat Nala, above Dasu, Kohistan, Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan
This thumbnail specimen is made up of anywhere from 3 to 8 parallel, heavily intergrown Peridot crystals. These crystals are so heavily intergrown that it is a bit difficult to count all of them. The largest of these crystals does not appear to exceed 0.5" (1.3 cm) in length, and all are generally in good condition, as there is one spot that shows considerable damage, and a few that show very minor damage. Their orthorhombic prismatic form is warped but still fair, as most still have some visible well-defined edges and striated but clean faces. They have the classic yellow-green coloration of Peridot and a pearly-to-vitreous luster, and are transparent and dimly to moderately clear due to cloudy inclusions and internal fractures. There is no host rock of any sort present.