Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Ganesh Himal deposit, Somdang, Rasuwa District, Bagmati Zone, Nepal
Small Cabinet, 9.2 x 2.1 x 1.7 cm
A STRIKING, INTENSELY BLUE and very gemmy, doubly terminated aquamarine crystal from Nepal! Aquas from Nepal are very RARE, compared to Pakistan, and this is a REALLY GOOD one with unusually intense color and gemminess. Most of the crystal is very glassy and gemmy and about one-third is a bit milky. The dark streaks on the gemmy part are actually the gemmiest areas. The sides are striated. The milky-end termination is sharp and is partially etched away. The gemmy-end termination was broken, but is healed and is lightly frosted. This RARE gemmy beauty is pristine. This is from a one-time find two years ago at Munich in 2005. Weight a hefty 64 grams!