Dims: 0.8 x 0.6 x 0.4" (2.0 x 1.5 x 1.0 cm)
Wt: 4.8 g
Suppat Nala, above Dasu, Kohistan, Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan
A parallel association of several heavily intergrown Peridot crystals makes up this thumbnail specimen. It appears to be in good condition, and though some damage is obvious, close examination will show that most of it is not fresh and partly healed. It shows very good orthorhombic prismatic form even with the intense intergrowth, with generally well-defined edges and clean faces that possess a rather dull pearly-to-waxy luster. It has the classic olive-green coloration of Peridot and is transparent and dimly to moderately clear. There is only a tiny amount of host rock present.