Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Erongo Mountain, Usakos and Omaruru Districts, Erongo Region, Namibia
Small Cabinet, 6.4 x 2.1 x 1.8 cm
A very fine, usually shaped, doubly terminated aquamarine crystal from recent finds in the Erongo Mountains. This complete-all-around, gemmy and lustrous crystal has vibrant, blue color and as is typical with many Erongo aquamarines, the termination areas are particularly gemmy. The gemmy zone is about 1.0 cm thick on the fat end of this crystal. Orthoclase is embedded in the backside of the crystal and caused the extreme narrowing of the other termination. Very nearly pristine.