10 Beautiful Gemstones Found In Pakistan
Published: Jun 29, 2016

Pakistan is a land that is full of gemstones. The ruby mines of our country is a big source of attraction for tourists. These gemstones are specially found in the northern areas of Pakistan.

Here is a list of 10 beautiful gemstones that can be found in Pakistan.

1. Emerald

Beautiful specimen of aquamarine and emerald are found in Swat Valley of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.


2. Corundum

Pink and purple crystals of corundum are found in the Dir region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.  Transparent specimens are used as gems, red ones are called ruby and if they are pink-orange they are called padparadscha.


3. Smokey quartz

Smoky quartz is a grey, translucent variety of quartz and is found in Mansehra.


 4. Titanite

This gem stone is found in the Mohammad Agency of FATA.


5. Garnet

The word garnet comes from the 14th‑century Middle English word gernet, which means dark red. These red gemstones are found in the Bajaur agency.


6. Quartz

Quartz are found in the Khyber Agency and Waziristan. Various quartz including Faden quartz, diamond quarts, window quartz, phantom quarts, quartz with chlorine can be found in these areas.



7. Zircon crystal

Reddish-orange zircon crystals are found in the Chilas region of Gilgit Baltistan.


8. Topaz

Golden, white and rare pink topaz are found in the Gilgit and Shigar region.


9. Pargasite

Pargasites are deep green pistachio crystals that happen to be located in transmogrified crystalline marble. They are found on the huge rocks of Hunza River.


 10. Ruby

Well formed pink to red crystals of ruby are found in the Hunza Valley.