Beryl Var. Goshenite
Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande, San Diego Co., California, USA
Miniature, 5.0 x 1.0 x 0.8 cm
Ex. Chris Korpi
This elegant etched beryl crystal tapers and is a floater, terminated at both ends. It glistens like wet glass! At first glance, you might think it colorless spodumene but these have been analyzed and proven to be beryl. A rare and unique specimen for the Himalaya where beryl is very uncommon: formerly from the collection of Tim Sherburn, who got it in 1982 while doing cleaning and prep work for mine owner Pala Intl. It was found in August of 1982. Not so ugly in person