Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Erongo Mountain, Usakos and Omaruru Districts, Erongo Region, Namibia
Small Cabinet, 5.2 x 4.4 x 1.2 cm
This is an extremely unusual aquamarine for the Erongo locality. Tabular crystals with regular hexagonal form are well-known from Pingwu and other localities, but here the hexagonal form is stretched and elongated on the C-face. The crystal is very gemmy for Erongo, with good color. The crystal has a nice flat termination. Weighs 37 grams.