Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Padre Paraiso, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 6.8 x 2.0 x 1.7 cm
This is an ethereal aquamarine crystal that was once fat and normal, and now is heavily etched away by solution effects in situ, to this form. It is, in person, not as brown as it appears - iron /rust stuck inside is captured far too easily by the camera. In person it is overall a pleasing pastel blue. Weighs 23 grams.