Beryl (Var: Aquamarine), Orthoclase, Schorl
Erongo Mountain, Usakos and Omaruru Districts, Erongo Region, Namibia
Small Cabinet, 5.8 x 4.7 x 3.3 cm
An outstanding and, frankly, quite fascinating Aquamarine specimen from the Erongo Mountains. The main Aquamarine, 4 cm tall and 1.5 cm, has a deep blue color and superb luster. The gemmy termination, so classic for the Erongo Aquamarines, actually is hollow as it grew around Feldspar that had grown on top of the first generation. All the smaller Aquamarines also have gemmy terminations, and the 3 cm crystal is actually doubly-terminated. And while the Orthoclase crystals have been partially resorbed, there is an incredible Schorl crystal that actually bridges the gap from an Aquamarine termination and an Orthoclase. Ex. Charlie Key stock.