Beryl (Var: Aquamarine), Orthoclase, Schorl
Erongo Mountain, Usakos and Omaruru Districts, Erongo Region, Namibia
Miniature, 3.3 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm
A superb Erongo Aquamarine/Orthoclase so reminiscent of the great piece on the cover of the May/June 2007 Rocks & Minerals that I would bet it was from the same pocket (...and they both were from the same collection as that piece came from me as well). The gemmy, doubly-terminated Aquamarine is 2.6 cm long, and rests perfectly on a cluster of sharpy euhedral Orthoclase crystals. Ex. Charlie Key stock.