Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Erongo Mountain, Usakos and Omaruru Districts, Erongo Region, Namibia
Small Cabinet, 6.8 x 6.2 x 4.3 cm
An aesthetic cluster of rare, green-tipped aquamarine crystals from a recent, one-time find in the Erongo Mountains. Each of the gemmy and lustrous crystals have good color, become gemmier toward their terminations, are partially included and have a distinctive 2 mm zone of green at their terminations. The thin, elongated crystal is 5.3 cm and has a pristine termination. The schorl below it is a nice accent. This is the second Erongo aquamarine with green tips that we have seen, in the years of mining there.