Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Mt Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
Cabinet, 10.6 x 5.7 x 5.6 cm
Tabular Aquamarine crystals are rare, but to some of the Aquas from Xuebaoding are absolutely superb quality to boot! This particular piece features a very eye-catching, sharp, lustrous, gemmy light blue, unusually tabular crystal of Aquamarine Beryl measuring 2.0 cm plus a few secondary Aqua crystals sitting atop a crystallized matrix of porcelain white Feldspar and single bladed Muscovite crystals.