Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Mt Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
Small Cabinet, 7.8 x 4.4 x 2.9 cm
This is a very freestanding, glassy and very gemmy tabular aquamarine crystal on matrix, measuring 3.5 cm across. It has just the slightest touch of blue to it, or it would be called a beryl. There are some smaller aquamarines on the matrix as well, scattered amongst the bladed muscovite.