Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Meru, Eastern Province, Kenya
Small Cabinet, 9.2 x 2.0 x 1.5 cm
Dudley Blauwet, who brought this rare specimen back from his travels, describes it as beryl - it is blue with a greenish cast. This is a superb cluster for this locality. The crystals are gemmy, doubly-terminated, and have super luster. They light up a beautiful blue-green under good light (not colorless as it appears in the photo). Both the main crystal and the sidecar crystal are finely terminated. Weighs 30 grams.