Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Mt Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
Small Cabinet, 6.3 x 5.3 x 3.3 cm
These specimens are some of the most unique and attractive Aquas from any locality. Tjhey 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 very eye-catching, sharp, lustrous, gemmy light blue, unusually tabular crystal of Aquamarine Beryl measuring 2.1 cm sitting atop a crystallized "ball" of bladed, silvery Muscovite crystals. The quality is very good and the main Aquamarine crystal is pretty gemmy, when so many from this locality are essentially opaque. A great quality specimen from this unique locality. Ex. Brian Kosnar Collection.