Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Miniature, 4.4 x 3.8 x 2.9 cm
Erongo Mountain, Usakos and Omaruru Districts, Erongo Region, Namibia
These aquamarine crystals have a very unusual gemminess to them for the locality; they are not terribly blue (though there is more blue color in person) ...but their gemminess, luster, and the way they rise in parallel on a plate of matrix (rather than being a jumble of intergrown crystals as some are) makes this an unusually aesthetic mini for the locality.