Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Miniature, 4.5 x 4 x 3 cm
Beryl-Scheelite deposit, Huya village, Mt Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
This is an unusually GLASSY and gemmy crystal, with killer lustre at the top percentile for the locality and rarely seen! It has reasonably strong blue color for the locality (about equivalent to moderate color for a Pakistani aqua), that is intensified by the unusual thickness of this crystal. The crystal is about 4.5 x 4 x 3 cm in size and stands sharply and perfectly upright on well-trimmed matrix. It is complete and undamaged, pristine . Seldom do you see such upright, well-formed crysatls from China, exhibiting the sharply hexagonal, c-axis-truncated form that makes them nearly unique among aquas and so different in form from older material from other places. 8.2 x 5.7 x 5.1 cm