Beryl (Var: Aquamarine), Cassiterite, Muscovite
Mt Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
Miniature, 4.0 x 3.7 x 2.6 cm
This is a fine Mt. Xuebaoding combination miniature. A 1.8 cm, tabular, water-clear aquamarine crystal with facet-like faces is beautifully set upright on highly lustrous, twinned, jet-black cassiterite crystals. Very aesthetically complimenting the aquamarine and cassiterite are four more aquamarine crystals and an interesting cluster of honey-brown muscovite plates.