Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Mt Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 4.0 x 2.0 cm
These specimens are some of the most unique and attractive Aquas from any locality. They have become some of the most distinctive and easily recognizable Aquas on the planet. Tabular Aquamarine crystals are rare, but some of the Aquas from Xuebaoding are absolutely superb quality to boot! This particular piece features a few very eye-catching, sharp, lustrous, gemmy light blue, unusually tabular crystals of Aquamarine Beryl measuring 2.2 cm sitting atop a crystallized matrix of single bladed, silvery Muscovite crystals. The quality is very good and the main Aquamarine crystal is REALLY gemmy, when so many from this locality are essentially opaque. A great quality specimen from this unique locality.