Killa Saifullah District, Balochistan, Pakistan

Dimensions (H x W x D)

8 x 12 x 6 cm


404 g

Description & Provenance

Generally, not known for its beauty, brucite is a magnesium hydroxide that can be found on its own or sometimes as a component of marble. Most examples are amorphous in shape and are white, colorless, cream or some variation of light color with a twinge of grey. When brilliant, lemon-yellow examples were found in Killa Saifullah, they were ground-breaking for the species. This stunning brucite is one such example with the characteristic, bright-yellow coloring that became associated with the area. It has formed in a shapely, rounded aggregate, in an arc-like shape that (very fittingly for its color) resembles a lemon wedge. Lustrous and bright, it is immediately attractive to the eye. The brucite is accented by a bit of contrasting matrix (host rock) in its lower, left-hand corner, providing a textural and tonal contrast to anchor the piece. With its sunny color, luster, and memorable form, this brucite is a wonderful example of its kind.

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