Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Miniature, 3.8 x 3.0 x 2.3 cm
Jos Plateau, Plateau State, Nigeria
This is one of the first Aquas I've seen from this locality and it is truly one of the most unique Beryls I've seen from any locality. The lower 80% of this crystal is a very deep blue, nearly opaque color, but the termination is comprised of a lighter color, much gemmier and oddly crystallized group of dozens of individual crystals. The crystal has great luster, save the spots where it must have been attached to another mineral of some kind, possibly Feldspar that was dissolved away in the pocket long ago. This crystal is a one of a kind as far as I know, as I have never quite seen anything like it. A unique and rare Aqua from a prolific gem crystal locality. 3.8 x 3.0 x 2.3cm