Pakistan, Balochistan


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Balochistan is the largest province in Pakistan, located in the south-west of the nation.
The Zards mountains seems to be the precise locality for pieces (west of Kharan, central part of Raskoh mountains); it became famous in 2004 for brookite findings
 
 

 



Anatase
X of anatase, bright and metallic, in the matrix. Its size  is 0.8 x 0.4 cm
5.5x6cm
Kharan, Balochistan. Pakistan
Specimen n.874

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Anatase
Single X, 0.5 cm long, welll shaped and with metallic luster, within calcite malformed XX
8x5cm
Kharan, Balochistan. Pakistan
Specimen n.872

Another photo: a bigger view

 

Anatase
Group of 3 XX on matrix (two in the photo), up to 0.7cm long. It is worth to notice that the bigger X is clearly a twinned formation, made by two distinct bipyramids
2.8x2.7cm
Kharan, Balochistan. Pakistan
Specimen n.787

2nd photo 

 

Anatase
Semitransparent dark X, well shaped, with the usual truncated tips. It is 0.7cm long
7x3.5
Kharan, Balochistan. Pakistan
Specimen n.676

Anatase
Doubly terminated X - 0.6x0.4 cm - bipyramidal and truncated by very well developed faces of the pinacoid; some bluish reflections. It is posted on quartz with calcite 
7x3.5
Kharan, Balochistan. Pakistan
Specimen n.873

Another photo: a bigger and different view

 

Anatase
Bright dark bluish/black X, 0.8cm long
5x3.5
Kharan, Balochistan. Pakistan
Specimen n.1168

Another photo: bigger view

 

Brookite
A perfect X, 1cm long, with other minor brookite XX, on matrix with quartz and albite
5.5x4m
Kharan, Balochistan. Pakistan
Specimen n.813

Another Photo: entire piece

Brookite
Black  XX,  with metallic luster, up to 1.2 cm long, on a quartz matrix
6x4m
Kharan, Balochistan. Pakistan
Specimen n.927


 

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