Beryl (Var: Aquamarine), Schorl
Erongo Mountain, Usakos and Omaruru Districts, Erongo Region, Namibia
Small Cabinet, 5.3 x 4.6 x 3.2 cm
An exquisite, flowerlike arrangement of bi-colored aquamarine beryls pokes up out of starkly contrasting matrix of schorl. The schorl is unusually fibrous and acicular in nature, and so the contrast is both color and geometry. The large aquamarine is 1.6 cm tall. From the noted Erongo specialty collection of Heini Soltau.