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K2 GRANITE, RAINDROP AZURITE, AFGHANITE POLISHED HEART MINERAL SPECIMEN PAKISTAN 52MM - Fossil Age Minerals

K2 GRANITE, RAINDROP AZURITE, AFGHANITE POLISHED HEART MINERAL SPECIMEN PAKISTAN 52MM

$17.99

From: Mount Godwin Austen, Pakistan

Weight: 1.7 Ounces

Dimensions: 52MM

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The azurite granite is found at the base of K2, the world's second-highest mountain.

K2 Granite or Raindrop Azurite is an extremely interesting rock from the Skardu area of northern Pakistan. It is like an eye magnet for anyone who sees it for the first time. It is a bright white granite that contains sharply contrasting orbs of bright blue azurite. The azurite orbs range from a few millimeters up to about two centimeters in diameter. On a broken surface or on the surface of a slab, the blue orbs look like drops of bright blue ink that splashed onto the rock. Upon closer examination, however, you will see that they are actually spherical in shape.

The white granite is very fine-grained and composed of quartz, sodium plagioclase, muscovite, and biotite. Some specimens show strong alignment of the biotite grains.

K2 granite is named after a mountain in the Karakoram Range near the border between Pakistan and China. K2, also known as "Mount Godwin Austen," is the second-highest mountain in the world. The azurite granite is found in colluvium near the base of the mountain. It is in a very remote area visited by very few people.



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