Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Wenshan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China
Cabinet, 12.4 x 6.8 x 3.8 cm
This aquamarine crystal is just huge for China. It is from a new find in the prolific Wenshan locality. It is mostly translucent, with some transparent areas - it is very sharp and lustrous. There are some pretty accenting muscovite and albite clusters attached. Crystal is 12 cm long.