Beryl (Var: Aquamarine), Schorl
Erongo Mountain, Usakos and Omaruru Districts, Erongo Region, Namibia
Miniature, 3.8 x 1.9 x 1.4 cm
A compound, multiply-terminated crystal of aquamarine on matrix from the Erongo Mountains. This has good gemminess for Erongo. What is interesting about this specimen is how pretty the crystal looks set against the chunk of matrix. The black crystals are little schorls, a common association from here.