Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Mt Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
Cabinet, 12.4 x 5.4 x 2.9 cm
Half-a-dozen large, gemmy, light blue aquamarine crystals, of hexagonal, tabular form, from Pingwu. These aqua crystals are gemmy and lustrous, with very interesting "cut glass" growth anomalies on their side faces. The largest crystal measures 3.5 cm across, and is a chunky 1.5-cm thick. Typical muscovite-covered matrix.