Beryl (Var: Aquamarine), Schorl
Erongo Mountain, Usakos and Omaruru Districts, Erongo Region, Namibia
Toenail, 3.0 x 2.9 x 1.4 cm
A superb doubly-terminated 3 cm Aquamarine perched perfectly on a matrix of Schorl crystals and smaller Aquamarines. The main Aquamarine is lustrous and perfectly-terminated, with each termination having 2-3 mm of totally gem-clear crystal. The architecture is reminiscent of the great piece on the cover of the May, 2007 Rocks & Minerals. Ex. Charlie Key.