Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Beryl-Scheelite deposit, Huya village, Mt Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
Small Cabinet, 6.4 x 4.4 x 2.6 cm
This is a light blue, hexagonal tabular crystal of very gemmy aquamarine, nestled in a carefully-trimmed bed of bladed muscovite. There is a smaller epitaxial crystal on its face. The crystal is complete and undamaged, and has a glassy luster. It measures 3 centimeters across.