Beryl, Spessartine
Small Cabinet, 7.8 x 7.8 x 5.5 cm
Shengus (Shingus), Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
A gemmy aquamarine sticking up from the snowy, euhedral albites, with the pretty matrix sprinkled with bright red-orange spessartines - and two of them have formed right on the termination of the aquamarine crystal. The aqua measures 2.5 cm, and is gemmy, complete and terminated. Books of muscovite are also embedded in the matrix.