Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Mt Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
Miniature, 5.0 x 3.1 x 2.2 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 very eye-catching, sharp, lustrous, gemmy light blue, unusually tabular crystals of Aquamarine Beryl measuring up to 1.1 cm sitting atop a crystallized matrix of porcelain white Feldspar and bladed Muscovite crystals. The quality is very good and the main Aquamarines are especially gemmy, when so many from this locality are essentially opaque. Ex. Richard Kosnar Collection.