Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Erongo Mountain, Usakos and Omaruru Districts, Erongo Region, Namibia
Cabinet, 10.0 x 5.0 x 4.5 cm
Attractive cluster of light blue aquas, each with excellent luster and gemmy terminations. Each termination is so gemmy that you can look down the C-axes all the way to the base of the crystals. In my experience, this has always been one of the benchmark features that you looked for in an Aqua. The longest crystal, which is doubly-terminated, is 3.7 cm long. A fine specimen from early finds in the 1980s here, very different from material coming out today.